Objects & Places from Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties, Translations and Considerations of Rainer Maria Rilke

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The Rose

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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