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POEM OF THE DAY "Loneliness" by Rainer Maria Rilke

A great Modern Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke is considered to be Germany's greatest modern lyrical poet. Rilke is considered to be the creator of the "Object Poem". In this beautiful piece, notice one of the earliest references to Twitter! Enjoy!


by Rainer Maria Rilke

Being apart and lonely is like rain.
It climbs toward evening from the ocean plains;
from flat places, rolling and remote, it climbs
to heaven, which is its old abode.
And only when leaving heaven drops upon the city.

It rains down on us in those twittering
hours when the streets turn their faces to the dawn,
and when two bodies who have found nothing,
dissapointed and depressed, roll over;
and when two people who despise each other
have to sleep together in one bed-

that is when loneliness receives the rivers...


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