Rainer Maria Rilke appears in Throughout
The writer and poet on whose life's work this book is focused, is a turn-of-the-century writer and thinker.
John L. Mood appears in Throughout
It is through his perspective which the poet is surveyed, and his favorite excerpts that are presented.
Orpheus appears in References to
This is the Greek god of poetry and song, and charmer of animals and trees.
In the phallic poems, this figure is nurturing and adoring, enjoying the woman and her body the way one enters a temple or a beautiful place in nature.
This is the object of the poet's worship and compared in his adoration with a tree, the heavens, a temple, and a mountain.
The Young Girl
This figure competes with the poet for the freedom to play with her own breasts during love-making...
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