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Rilke's Book of Hours

Love Poems to God

Anita Barrows

While visiting Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the twentieth century's greatest poets, was moved by a spirituality he encountered there. Inspired, Rilke returned to Germany and put down on paper what he felt were spontaneously received prayers. Rilke's Book of Hours is the invigorating vision of spiritual practice for the secular...
Publish Date
November 1
First Published in 1899
Goodreads rating
Apr 20, 2020
@RealGDT I’ve been reading poetry too, G. Bite-sized but filling. Been reading a lot of my favorite - Robin Coste Lewis. And also Rilke’s Book of Hours. This one has brought me comfort through a lot of what’s been going on. It’s been my daily companion.      source
Mar 07, 2019
@HibbsPierce His Book of Hours is one of the most precious books I own. I love the translations from Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy.      source