Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God


whereas traveling Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of many 20th century's maximum poets, was once moved by way of a spirituality he encountered there. encouraged, Rilke lower back to Germany and positioned down on paper what he felt have been spontaneously acquired prayers. Rilke's e-book of Hours is the invigorating imaginative and prescient of non secular perform for the secular international, and a piece that turns out remarkably prescient this present day, 100 years after it used to be written.

Rilke's e-book of Hours stocks with the reader a brand new form of intimacy with God, or the divine—a reciprocal courting among the divine and the normal during which God wishes us up to we'd like God. Rilke motivated generations of writers along with his Letters to a tender Poet, and now Rilke's booklet of Hours tells us that our function on the planet is to like it and thereby love God into being. those clean translations rendered via Joanna Macy, a mystic and religious instructor, and Anita Barrows, a talented poet, trap Rilke's spirit as nobody has performed before.

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