The Voice of the Ancient (Classic Reprint)

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LULU Press, Apr 22, 2018 - Poetry - 80 pages
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Now soft my landscape blooms 'neath the evening amber, And colours wed in harmony of delights, While jewels drop from the blossoms and buds that clamber Towards the tree-top heights.

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About the author (2018)

Rene Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 - 29 December 1926)-better known as Rainer Maria Rilke - was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets," writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical." His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry, and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers.

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