PoetryAmerica.com Inspirational Poems Best Love Poems Funny Poems

All quotes by "RAINER MARIA RILKE"

Quote Author
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. - Rainer Maria Rilke
For one human being to love another:: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which˙all other work is but preparation. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Romance poem of the day:
WOMAN IN LOVE

That is my window. Just now
I have so softly wakened.
I thought that I would float.
How far does my life reach,
and where does the night begin

I could think that everything
was still me all around;
transparent like a crystal's
depths, darkened, mute.

I could keep even the stars
within me; so immense
my heart seems to me; so willingly
it let him go again.

whom I began perhaps to love, perhaps to hold.
Like something strange, undreamt-of,
my fate now gazes at me.

For what, then, am I stretched out
beneath this endlessness,
exuding fragrance like a meadow,
swayed this way and that,

calling out and frightened
that someone will hear the call,
and destined to disappear
inside some other life.
- RAINER MARIA RILKE
GOD SPEAKS TO EACH OF US

God speaks to each of us before we are,
Before he's formed us then, in cloudy speech,
But only then, he speaks these words to each
And silently walks with us from the dark:

Driven by your senses, dare
To the edge of longing. Grow
Like a fire's shadowcasting glare
Behind assembled things, so you can spread
Their shapes on me as clothes.
Don't leave me bare.

Let it all happen to you: beauty and dread.
Simply go no feeling is too much
And only this way can we stay in touch.

Near here is the land
That they call Life.
You'll know when you arrive
By how real it is.

Give me your hand.



- RAINER MARIA RILKE

Return to Previous Page



Funny Quotes
Birthday Quotes
Life Quotes
Family Quotes
Teen Love Quotes
Teaching Poetry
Poetry Writing Tips
Writing Limericks
How to Write a Sonnet
How to Write Poetry
Rhyme and Meter in Poetry
Grammar in Poetry
How to Rhyme in Poetry
How to Teach Love Poetry
How to Write Funeral Poems
How to Write Love Poetry
Writing Romantic Poems
Poetry Resources
Quotes by Famous Poets
Famous American Poets
Famous American Poems
Poetry In Different Cultures
Understanding Poetry

Powered By: PersonalTouchWebsites.com
About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Statement
Copyright 2011 - Poetryamerica.com