RIlke is one of my favorites and I have read so many of his books.
There is a unique language of sensual and philosophical words .There is Love and Understanding and Presence and Absence and God.
Because I can read Rilke in the German original, I enjoyed having the original poems across from their translations in English.
Rilke's words spring from a compassion and nobility that plunges into the depths and rises to the heights of human experience. Spend time with this book. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Miroku Nemeth
One of my favorite books of all time. Great translations. Great collection. Rilke is a gift to last a lifetime.
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Fascinating work and concept. I am so glad that I have this book in my collection of twentieth century poetry. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kim Scott Melin Aussie Girl
beautiful german poetry in the finest way. i found Rilke in college and have had many years of enjoyment of his words.Published 8 months ago by will crow
Fine translation of Rilke's poems. I've loved this volume for years. I favor Robert Bly's translation but they are very different approaches.Published 8 months ago by Aging exerciser.