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Rainer Maria Rilke
The German poet Rilke, who was born in Prague, is the greatest lyric poet of modern Germany. Rilke's youth at military and business school was not happy. His relations with his father were difficult, and he was able toread more
Lord: it is time. The huge summer has gone by.
Now overlap the sundials with your shadows,
and on the meadows let the wind go free.
Command the fruits to swell on tree and vine;5
grant them a few more warm transparent days,
urge them on to fulfillment then, and press
the final sweetness into the heavy wine.
Whoever has no house now, will never have one.
Whoever is alone will stay alone,
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Ovid wrote that it was because of "carmen et error" (a poem and a mistake). What mistake and which poem are not known, but the Ars Amatoria and a love affair with one of Augustus's female relatives are suspected.Previous Trivia Questions