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By Rainer Maria Rilke

Norton's translations of Rilke are an exceptional creation, protecting works as much as and together with New Poems elements I and II, in addition to a whole translation of Das Marien-leben (The lifetime of Mary).

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Then both gazed timidly towards the piano, for many an evening she would play a song in which the child was strangely deeply caught. He sat quite still. His big gaze hung upon her hand which, all bowed down by the ring, as it were heavily in snowdrifts going, over the white keys went. 5i 52 Rainer Maria Rilke DER KN A BE Ich mochte einer werden so wie die, die durch die Nacht mit wilden Pferden fahren, mit Fackeln, die gleich aufgegangenen Haaren in ihres Jagens grossem Winde wehn. Vorn mocht ich stehen wie in einem Kahne, gross und wie eine Fahne aufgerollt.

Ich lag im Silberhimmel zwischen Traum und Tag. First Poems I grieved so much. I saw you pale and fearing. That was in dream. And your soul rang. All softly my soul sounded with it, and both souls sang themselves: I suffered. Then peace came deep in me. I lay in the silver heaven between dream and day. 3i 32 Rainer Maria Rilke Weisst du, dass ich dir miide Rosen flechte ins Haar, das leis ein weher Wind bewegt— Siehst du den Mond, wie eine silberechte Merkmiinze, und ein Bild ist eingepragt: ein Weib, das lachelnd dunkle Dornen tragt— Das ist das Zeichen toter Liebesnachte.

And one beside me stands and blasts us space upon his trumpet that flashes and that screams, and blasts us a black solitude through which we tear like a rapid dream: the houses fall behind us to their knees, the streets bend slantingly to meet us, the squares give way: we take hold of them, with our horses rushing like a rain. 53 54 Rainer Maria Ril\e DAS ABENDM AHL Sie sind versammelt, staunende Verstorte, um ihn, der wie ein Weiser sich beschliesst, und der sich fortnimmt denen er gehorte, und der an ihnen fremd voruberfliesst.

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