Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke (1918)

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Poems
Rainer Maria Rilke

Translated by Jessie Lemont
With an Introduction by H. T.

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New York
Tobias A. Wright
1918

Copyright 1918, by Jessie Lemont
All rights reserved
Published December, 1918

 

Title Page and Decorations
By Dugald Stewart Walker

TO THE MEMORY OF
AUGUSTE RODIN
THROUGH WHOM I CAME TO KNOW
RAINER MARIA RILKE

Acknowledgment

To the Editors of Poetry—A magazine of Verse, and Poet Lore, the translator is indebted for permission to reprint certain poems in this book—also to the compilers of the following anthologies—Amphora II edited by Thomas Bird Mosher—The Catholic Anthology selected by Thomas Walsh and the Anthology of World Poetry selected by Carl van Doren.

 

CONTENTS

Introduction:
The Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

First Poems:
Evening
Mary Virgin

The Book of Pictures:
Presaging
Autumn
Silent Hour
The Angels
Solitude
Kings in Legends
The Knight
The Boy
Initiation
The Neighbour
Song of the Statue
Maidens I
Maidens II
The Bride
Autumnal Day
Moonlight Night
In April
Memories of a Childhood
Death
The Ashantee
Remembrance
Music
Maiden Melancholy
Maidens at Confirmation
The Woman who Loves
Pont du Carrousel
Madness
Lament
Symbols

New Poems:
Early Apollo
The Tomb of a Young Girl
The Poet
The Panther
Growing Blind
The Spanish Dancer
Offering
Love Song
Archaic Torso of Apollo

The Book of Hours:
The Book of a Monk's Life
I Live my Life in Circles
Many have Painted Her
In Cassocks Clad
Thou Anxious One
I Love My Lifes Dark Hours

The Book of Pilgrimage
By Day Thou Art The Legend and The Dream
All Those Who Seek Thee
In a House Was One
Extinguish My Eyes
In the Deep Nights

The Book of Poverty and Death
Her Mouth
Alone Thou Wanderest
A Watcher of Thy Spaces

 

FIVE HUNDRED COPIES OF THIS BOOK
PRINTED ON ENFIELD DECKLE EDGE
PAPER IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
MDCCCCXVIII

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