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Poetry: Cecile Sauvage (translated by Emily Vogel)

FUITE

  FLIGHT

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Poetry: Cecile Sauvage (translated by Emily Vogel)

FUMEES

  FUMES

From Le Vallon: Poemes   From “The Valley”

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Poetry: Emily Vogel

The Weight of It

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Emily Vogel: Daesin and The Blurred Moment in Rilke’s Poetry

Daesin and The Blurred Moment in Rilke’s Poetry

While much of Rilke’s poetry is set in the tenuous “playing field” of an understanding of incidental existence, Shakespeare’s illustrious line, “all the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players” unequivocally applies. The collection of Rilke’s poems that I have on my bookshelf was actually a library book which was never returned (don’t tell) and I didn’t set about reading it until the summer of 2014—when I sat on my back porch with a glass of wine and my reestablished habit of smoking, beginning my reading with the Duino Elegies, and then moving on into the Sonnets of Orpheus. But there are some uncollected poems and some from The Book of Hours that I believe deserve more attention than has been given by other scholars and critics. Two poems, “Death Experienced” and an untitled one from Venice (July 1912) struck me as being located on a “stage” if you will, similar to that stage of our existences that Heidegger would refer to as the human being “thrown” into the world, inheriting the Daesin which defines most of Heidegger’s work. I believe this theme (or sentiment) pervades all of Rilke’s work—but even more expansively in the aforementioned poems.

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Poetry: Emily Vogel

Sequestering

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