Rilkes Book of Hours



Rilkes Book of Hours At The Beginning Of This Century, A Young German Poet Returned From A Journey To Russia, Where He Had Immersed Himself In The Spirituality He Discovered There He Received A Series Of Poems About Which He Did Not Speak For A Long Time He Considered Them Sacred, And Different From Anything Else He Ever Had Done And Ever Would Do Again This Poet Saw The Coming Darkness Of The Century, And Saw The Struggle We Would Have In Our Relationship To The Divine The Poet Was Rainer Maria Rilke, And These Love Poems To God Make Up His Book Of Hours.

Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language s greatest 20th century poets His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose His two mos Rainer Maria Rilke is considered one of the German language s greatest 20th century poets His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.He wrote in both verse and a highly lyrical prose His two most famous verse sequences are the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies his two most famous prose works are the Letters to a Young Poet and the semi autobiographical The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge He also wrotethan 400 poems in French, dedicated to his homeland of choice, the canton of Valais in Switzerland

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  • Paperback
  • 166 pages
  • Rilkes Book of Hours
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • English
  • 11 August 2019
  • 1573225851

10 thoughts on “Rilkes Book of Hours

  1. Meredith says:

    My favorite poem of Rilke s is found in this book I first read it in the bathroom of the Video Saloon where it had been written with sharpie in the first stall I am praying again, Awesome One Ich bete wieder, du Elauchter You hear me again, as wordsfrom the depths of merush toward you in the wind.I ve been scattered in pieces,torn by conflict,mocked by laughter,washed down in drink.In alleyways I sweep myself upout of garbage and broken glass.With my half mouth I stammer you,who are eternal i My favorite poem of Rilke s is found in this book I first read it in the bathroom of the Video Saloon where it had been written with sharpie in the first stall I am praying again, Awesome One Ich bete wieder, du Elauchter You hear me again, as wordsfrom the depths of merush toward you in the wind.I ve been scattered in pieces,torn by conflict,mocked by laughter,washed down in drink.In alleyways I sweep my...

  2. Khashayar Mohammadi says:

    I m a huge fan of Rilke I pretty much purify myself with a verse of The Book of Images every day, But Book of Hours was something else It s the most coherent, most wholesome and the least tangential of his work As soon as I finished reading it, I immediately started over and gave the book another read.For those with a general knowledge German, I have to state that this translation has picked lyricism over accuracy Certain English verses may not be entirely faithful to the German script, bu I m a huge fan of Rilke I pretty much purify myself with a verse of The Book of Images every day, But Book of Hours was something else It s the most coherent, most wholesome and the least tangential of his work As soon as I finished ...

  3. Jennifer Locke says:

    Read this book several years ago and decided that I had to own it, mainly for this poem I live my life in widening circlesthat reach out across the world.I may not complete this last onebut I give myself to it.I circle around God, around the primordial tower.I ve been circling for thousands of ye...

  4. Caroline says:

    Whoa Whoa.I read a checked out library copy of this book, but about halfway through I realized that I was going to need to own it Still working on that But thanks to Rilke, I finally understand the point of poetry Don t get me wrong I ve appreciated poetry before, like the imagery it evoked or the cadence it gave or whatever But THIS...

  5. Zinta says:

    The task of a translator, I think, has always been unappreciated It is a demanding one, a task that can never be done to the perfection it begs Language is a living, breathing thing, and it holds within it an entire culture, and in that culture, an entire people, and within these people, an entire world It is not possible to withdraw one such world and make it fit into the shape of another Yet if we are to even try to understand one another, the many of us on this earth and our ways, then tr The task of a translator, I think, has always been unappreciated It is a demanding one, a task that can never be done to the perfection it begs Language is a living, breathing thing, an...

  6. Zanna says:

    First read 2006There is very little pre modern poetry that I am able to read myself, though I can often appreciate it being recited and I am not sure whether it s Rilke s genius or Babette Deutsch s musical, mainly free verse translation that makes these poems so beautiful, so perfectly clear and direct, like a mountain spring rolling o...

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  8. Eadweard says:

    I live my life in widening circlesthat reach out across the worldI may not complete this last onebut I give myself to it I love the dark hours of my being.My mind deepens into them.There I can find, as in old letters,the days of my life, already lived,and held like a legend, and understood I m slipping, I m slipping awaylike sandslipping through fingers Allmy cellsare open, and allso thirsty I ache and swellin a hundred places, but mostlyin the middle of my heartI want to die Leave me I live my life in widening circlesthat reach out across the worldI may not complete this last onebut I give myself to it I love the dark hours of my being.My mind deepens into them.There I can find, as in old letters,the days of my life, already lived,and held like a legend, and understood I m slipping, I m slipping awaylike sandslipping through fingers Allmy cellsare open, and allso thirsty I ache and swellin a hundred places, but mostlyin the middle of my heartI want to die Leave me ...

  9. Neil Coulter says:

    I found this copy of the Book of Hours on a giveaway shelf several months ago, and I believe it s the best free book that has ever come to me I would even say it s destiny that let me find this collection of amazing poems and reflections on God.I m not much interested in poetry I often find it either gimmicky bound by certain ru...

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