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Rainer Maria Rilke
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.

“God’s True Cloak”

Joanna Macy reads Rilke’s poem “God’s True Cloak”

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“God’s True Cloak”

“Dear Darkening Ground”

Joanna Macy reads Rilke’s “Dear Darkening Ground”

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“Dear Darkening Ground”

“Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower”

Joanna Macy reads Rilke’s “Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower”

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“Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower”

“Widening Circles”

Joanna Macy reads Rilke’s poem “Widening Circles”

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“Widening Circles”

“The Swan”

Joanna Macy reads Rilke’s poem “The Swan”

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“The Swan”

“Onto a Vast Plain”

Joanna Macy reads Rilke’s poem “Onto a Vast Plain”

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“Onto a Vast Plain”

“Go to the Limits of Your Longing”

Joanna Macy reads Rilke’s poem “Go to the Limits of Your Longing”

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“Go to the Limits of Your Longing”