Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TWO POEMS TO HANS THOMA ON HIS SIXIETH BIRTHDAY: 1. MOONLIGHT NIGHT, by RAINER MARIA RILKE



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


South German night, spread out beneath the moon.
And mild as if all fairy tales were there;
The hours fall from the steeple in a swoon,
As if into some deep and hidden lair.--
A murmur and a rustling round the pond,
Then silence hangs but empty in the air;
And then a violin (God knows from where)
Awakes and says quite tranquilly:
A blonde--





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