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The Book of Fresh Beginnings
Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke; David Young, trans.; David Young, intro.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

• INTRODUCTION
FROM THE BOOK OF PICTURES (1902, 1906)
• Entrance
• The Angels
• Childhood
• From a Childhood
• People by Night
• Evening
• Loneliness
• Fall Day
• The Voices: Nine Pages with a Titlepage
• Titlepage
• The Beggar’s Song
• The Blindman’s Song
• The Drinker’s Song
• The Suicide’s Song
• The Widow’s Song
• The Idiot’s Song
• The Orphan’s Song
• The Dwarf’s Song
• The Leper’s Song
• FROM NEW POEMS (1907, 1908)
• Lovesong
• The Panther
• Saint Sebastian
• The Angel
• The Swan
• Death-Experience
• Blue Hydrangeas
• Portrait of my Father in his Youth
• The Carousel
• Spanish Dancer
• Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes
• The Bowl of Roses
• Archaic Torso of Apollo
• Fading
• Venice in Late Autumn
• The Flamingos
• Buddha in Glory
• REQUIEM FOR A FRIEND (1908)
• Requiem for a Friend
• FROM SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (1923)
• “A tree stood up” (I, 1)
• “From the joined happiness of song and lyre” (I, 2)
• “A god can do it” (I, 3)
• “Don’t lay a stone to his memory” (I, 5)
• “Is he of this world?” (I, 6)
• “You’ve never been away from me” (I, 10)
• “Wait... that tastes good” (I, 15)
• “But what can I dedicate to you” (I, 20)
• “But you now, whom I felt like a flower” (I, 25)
• “Breathing, you invisible poem!” (II, 1)
• “Mirrors” (II, 3)
• “Oh this is the animal that never was” (II, 4)
• “Flower-muscle” (II, 5)
• “Rose, growing throne of yourself” (II, 6)
• “Flowers, kinfolk at last” (II, 7)
• “Be ahead of all partings” (II, 13)
• “Look at the flowers” (II, 14)
• “Oh fountain-mouth” (II, 15)
• “Listen” (II, 25)
• “Silent friend of many distances” (II, 29)
• NOTES

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