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Reflections on Rilke’s First Duino Elegy

“Yes, springtime needed you! The very stars, row on row, sparkled for your attention.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke The First Duino Elegy   Hope I saw the flock of dry leaves tumbling overhead being swept away, and I did notice … Continue reading

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Rilke’s Roses

“Who, though I cry aloud, would hear me in the angel orders? And should my plea ascend, were I gathered to the glory of some incandescent heart, my own faint flame of being would fail for the glare. Beauty is … Continue reading

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