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This poem is a translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Verkündigung,” from the Book of Images. Playful and poignant, the poem envisions the confusion of the angel Gabriel in the presence of Mary, as he forgets his message and is overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Michael and All Angels

Guardian Angel by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) You are the bird whose wings once came When I called out and started from my sleep. I called you with my arms, because your name Is an abyss, a thousand midnights deep. … Continue reading

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