Category Archives: Rilke (Rainer Maria)

And a Woman Said, “Tell Us of Pain”

Is Kahlil Gibran right in seeing pain as a road to enlightenment. Or is this just wish fulfillment?

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We All Are Falling

A spiritual poem by Rilke about falling leaves.

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God Speaks to Us Before We Are

When we are plunged into our bodies, we lose connection with God. In this poem, Rilke explores how to reconnect.

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The Partner of Her Loneliness

In “She Who Reconciles,” Rilke celebrates the gentle yet empowering guest.

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The Rest between Two Notes

A Rilke poem captures the spirit of Advent when he describes his life as “the rest between two notes.”

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Read Blake, Stand Up to Your Boss

Businessman David Whyte turns to poetry to hold on to his soul in the corporate world.

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