By Rainer Maria Rilke,Mark Burrows

is quantity marks the 1st translation of those prayer-poems into English. initially written in 1899, Rilke wrote them upon returning to Germany from his first journey to Russia. His event of the East formed him profoundly. He stumbled on himself entranced through Orthodox church buildings and monasteries, principally by means of the icons that appeared to him like flames gleaming in darkish areas. He meant those poems as icons of types, gestures that may illumine a fashion for seekers within the darkness. As Rilke the following writes, "I love the darkish hours of my being, for they deepen my senses."

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