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This beautifully and thoughfully translated text is a heart-opening read. Rilke's poetry is an intimate conversation wiith god, a plea and remembering. As a companion piece, listen to Krista Tippett's interview with translator Joanna Macy on "On Being".— Grace
Rilke's Book of Hours shares with the reader a new kind of intimacy with God, or the divine--a reciprocal relationship between the divine and the ordinary in which God needs us as much as we need God. Rilke influenced generations of writers with his Letters to a Young Poet, and now Rilke's Book of Hours tells us that our role in the world is to love it and thereby love God into being. These fresh translations rendered by Joanna Macy, a mystic and spiritual teacher, and Anita Barrows, a skilled poet, capture Rilke's spirit as no one has done before.