Wise Poets – Rainer Maria Rilke – Death

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) Before us great Death standsOur fate held close within his quiet hands.When with proud joy we lift Life's red wineTo drink deep of the mystic shining cupAnd ecstasy through all our being leaps—Death bows his head and weeps.

Wise Poets – Franz Xaver Kappus – Sonnet

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Franz Xaver Kappus (May 17, 1883 – October 09, 1966) Through my life there trembles, without complaintor sighs, a deep, dark pain.My dreams of pure snowblossomsconsecrate the stillest day.But oft my path encountersthe great question. I become smalland cold, like a lakewhose waters I dare not measure.Then a sorrow overcomes me, a sorrowlike the dullest …

Wise Poets – Rainer Maria Rilke – The Duino Elegies X

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) The Duino Elegies are among my favorite mystical, existential love poems. I hold Rilke in the same ethereal realm as Rumi and Blake. To ease your enjoyment of Rilke’s creation written over a ten year period, I present them as individual verses, one each day …

Wise Poets – Rainer Maria Rilke – The Duino Elegies IX

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) The Duino Elegies are among my favorite mystical, existential love poems. I hold Rilke in the same ethereal realm as Rumi and Blake. To ease your enjoyment of Rilke’s creation written over a ten year period, I present them as individual verses, one each day for the …

Wise Poets – Rainer Maria Rilke – The Duino Elegies VIII

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) The Duino Elegies are among my favorite mystical, existential love poems. I hold Rilke in the same ethereal realm as Rumi and Blake. To ease your enjoyment of Rilke’s creation written over a ten year period, I present them as individual verses, one each day …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Rainer Maria Rilke – Relationships And Solitude

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other. For, if it lies in the nature of indifference and of the crowd to recognize no solitude, then love and …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Rainer Maria Rilke – Changing The World

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) Again and again in history some people wake up. They have no ground in the crowd and they move to broader, deeper laws. They carry strange customs with them and demand room for bold and audacious action. The future speaks ruthlessly through them. They change …