Occasionally they even omit entire parts from a given poem, under the pretext that these parts are not good enough!!
Rilke's Book of Hours; Love Poems to God is a beautiful work of art comprised of both original German text and English translation by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy.
Moreover, reminiscent of the great medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, Rilke holds that God erotically yearns for us as much as we yearn for God.
Beautiful, beautiful poetry. Was it Rilke who originally said, "Poetry is the soul's natural prayer..." ? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Judith A. Wilson
I'm disappointed that this book is not the complete Book of Hours and that it seems to be a new-age interpretation of Rilke's poems, rather than a straight translation.Published 3 months ago by kip
Great book. In the Kindle edition, the German text and English are not separated at all--not even by a blank line, so if you are only reading the English, like me, it takes careful... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Miller
I like Rilke. Fantastic poet. But this book? Disappointing. I stupidly failed to read the reviews. My mistake. What's wrong with this book? Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. E. A. Lee
I bought this book as a gift to a family member. He was pleased with the gift and is enjoying it. I am familiar with some of Rilke's writing and seem to have made a good choice.Published 5 months ago by Ellery Green
Rilke's Book of Hours, Love Poems to God
I feel that Anita Barrows does a great job in capturing Rilke. Highly recommended.
Rilke's insights and poetic touch are crucial to this time and I very much resonate with his words and metaphorPublished 7 months ago by carol gosselin
This book is wonderful and a gift to mankind. I appreciate you sending it to me with such expedience and care.Published 8 months ago by Elise Beckman