(poem of the day) ‘Piano Practice’ by Rainer Maria Rilke

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Piano Practice

Rainer Maria Rilke

The summer hums. The afternoon fatigues;
she breathed her crisp white dress distractedly
and put into it that sharply etched etude
her impatience for a reality

that could come: tomorrow, this evening–,
that perhaps was there, was just kept hidden;
and at the window, tall and having everything,
she suddenly could feel the pampered park.

With that she broke off; gazed outside, locked
her hands together; wished for a long book–
and in a burst of anger shoved back
the jasmine scent. She found it sickened her.
Translated by Edward Snow
Rainer Maria Rilke

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Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

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