This symbolizes the unity of life and death, and the earthly memorializing of the sacred expanse of eternity and the silence of solitary contemplation.
A Lover's Womb appears in Phallic Poems
Throughout the Phallic Poems, this is described in metaphors ranging from trees to temples of Hermes, to the heavens, to a mountain.
The Poet's Penis appears in The Phallic Poems
The poet describes this with images like a rocket, the bud of a flower, the image of a god, a pillar, a tree and an exploring child.
The Tombstone appears in Epitaph
Rilke composed a two-line poem to be engraved here featuring the major symbols and themes from his poetry.
Venus appears in January, 1924, I
The light in the sky that doesn't depend on darkness like all the other stars in the sky.
The Cross appears in Epitaph
Rilke's daughter placed this on his grave...
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