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Keyword: RILKE
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AMERICAN VARIATION ON HOW RILKE LOVED A PRINCESS AND GO TO STAY IN ..., by ALAN DUGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She said that underneath the surface
Last Line: Cling to your knife
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; United States; America


ARCHAIC TORSO OF APOLLO, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We cannot know his legendary head
Subject(s): Apollo; Mythology - Classical; Statues


AS LEAVES SWEEP PAST, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sister & joe & mistah rilke
Last Line: Way up in the flying dust
Subject(s): Memory; Past; Poetry & Poets


AUTUMN, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The leaves are falling, falling as though strewed
Last Line: In his great hands, tender ineffably.


AUTUMN DAY, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord: it is time
Last Line: All restless, as the drifting fall-leaves stray.


AUTUMN'S DAY, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rilke walks toward a dime. I saw
Last Line: Wander restlessly when leaves are blown.
Subject(s): Grasshoppers


BE NOT AFRAID, GOD, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be not afraid, god. They say: mine
Last Line: And growing sweeter in its solitude.


BLUE HYDRANGEAS, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the last green in crucibles of dyes
Last Line: A touching blue rejoicing in the green.


DU MUSST DEIN LEBEN ANDERN - RILKE, by JEAN VALENTINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What was once is still
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


FOR LORD, THE CROWDED CITIES BE, by RAINER MARIA RILKE                Poet's Biography


GLIMPSE OF A CHILDHOOD, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The darkness in the room is pregnant, seeming
Last Line: Move on the snow-white keys.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


GROWING BLIND, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sat, like all the rest of us, at tea
Last Line: She would no longer walk her way, but fly.
Subject(s): Blindness; Visually Handicapped


LETTER TO A YOUNG POET, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: In the biographies of rilke, you get the feeling
Subject(s): Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926); Poetry & Poets; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


MAIDEN MELANCHOLY, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A young knight comes into my mind
Last Line: On some dear volume playing.
Subject(s): Knights & Knighthood


PEOPLE AT NIGHT, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The nights were not made for crowds, and they sever
Last Line: And mean--they know not whom.


PEOPLE AT NIGHT (DERIVED FROM RILKE), by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A night that cuts between you and you
Subject(s): Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926)


PIETA, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So once more, jesus, I behold your feet
Last Line: Strangely together to our doom we go.


PRESAGING, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am like a flag unfurled in space
Last Line: And thrust myself forth and am alone in the great storm.
Subject(s): Selflessness; Solitude; Loneliness


PRESENTIMENT, by RAINER MARIA RILKE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a citadel flag on far off heights


PUT OUT MY EYES: AND I SHALL SEE YOU, TOO, by RAINER MARIA RILKE                Poet's Biography


QUAI DU ROSAIRE: BRUGES, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These streets have such a tranquil, languid gait
Last Line: Clusters of chimes in the far heavens hung.
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium


REMEMBRANCE, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You wait, with memories drifting
Last Line: With its grandeur and fear and prayer.


SPANISH DANCER, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As in one's hand a sulphur-match burns white
Last Line: And stamps it out with little furious feet.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


THE CAROUSEL; JARDIN DE LUXEMBOURG, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little while both roof and shadow turn
Last Line: Briefly upon this blind and breathless game.
Subject(s): Luxembourg Gardens, Paris; Merry-go-grounds; Carousels


THE DUINO ELEGIES: 1, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Fancy


THE INFINITE REASON, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rilke thought it was the human part
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Reason; Truth; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


THE LAST SUPPER, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here they are gathered, wondering and deranged
Last Line: Is everywhere, like dusk at fall of night.


THE MONARCHS OF THE WORLD ARE OLD, by RAINER MARIA RILKE                Poet's Biography


THE OLD WOMAN, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White-faced friends in the midst of today
Last Line: And shows old heirlooms of amazing stones.
Subject(s): Old Age


THE PANTHER, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His vision, from the constantly passing bars


THE YOUTH DREAMS, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, I should love to be like one of those
Last Line: And still our horses rustle like the rain.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


TO RILKE, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, in dream, / the boat
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


TWO POEMS TO HANS THOMA ON HIS SIXIETH BIRTHDAY: 1. MOONLIGHT NIGHT, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: South german night, spread out beneath the moon
Last Line: A blonde--
Subject(s): Thoma, Hans (1839-1924)


TWO POEMS TO HANS THOMA ON HIS SIXIETH BIRTHDAY: 2. THE KNIGHT, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The knight rides forth in blackest mail
Last Line: And singing?
Subject(s): Knights & Knighthood; Thoma, Hans (1839-1924)


VARIATION AND REFLECTION ON A THEME BY RILKE, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If just for once the swing of cause and effect
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


WE ARE ALL WORKMEN, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are all workmen: prentice, journeyman
Last Line: God, you are vast.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


WHAT WILL YOU DO, GOD?, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What will you do, god, when I die?
Last Line: What will you do, god? I'm afeared.
Subject(s): Death; God; Dead, The


YOU CAN?ÇÖT WARM YOUR HANDS IN FRONT OF A BOOK BUT YOU CAN WARM YOUR HOPES THERE, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Feathers fluffed the ashtray bin at the bottom of the elevator. Feathers and a smeared
Last Line: His rilke with a gentle smile
Subject(s): City & Town Life


YOU, NEIGHBOR GOD, by RAINER MARIA RILKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You, neighbor god, if sometimes in the night
Last Line: Apart from you are exiles, hopeless of return.