Prayers of a Young Poet

Prayers of a Young Poet


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Prayers of a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

This volume marks the first translation of these prayer-poems into English. Originally written in 1899, Rilke wrote them upon returning to Germany from his first trip to Russia. He intended these poems as icons of sorts, gestures that could illumine a way for seekers in the darkness. As Rilke here writes, "I love the dark hours of my being, for they deepen my senses." 

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ISBN-13: 9781612616414
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 06/28/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,243,523
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark S. Burrows is a scholar of medieval Christianity with particular interests in mysticism and poetry.  During the last quarter century he taught in several graduate schools of theology in the United States and Germany, and is widely acknowledged for his work in spirituality and the arts.  The author of many scholarly works exploring Christianity from Late Antiquity to the dawn of modernity, he currently serves as poetry editor for the journal Spiritus.  This is his first volume of modern German translation.  He lives in New Mexico and Germany.

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