Possibility of Being: A Selection of Poems

Possibility of Being: A Selection of Poems

Rainer Maria Rilke


The eighty-four poems integrated during this small quantity will function a legitimate and alluring advent to Rilke's techniques within the pursuit of "being." And simply because the unicorn in "This Is the Creature" has an everlasting "possibility of being" yet in simple terms turns into seen within the reflect held by means of a virgin, so can our personal percentages develop into occur within the reflect held by way of the delicate artist. The poems are selected from The ebook of Hours (1899-1903), The publication of Images (1902 and 1906), New Poems (1907 and 1908), Requiem (1909), Duino Elegies (1923), Sonnets to Orpheus (1923), and the posthumous Poems 1906-26. this option used to be made through Professor Theodore Ziolkowski of Princeton collage, who drew from many of the New instructions volumes of Rilke's paintings translated through J. B. Leishman.

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