Sit quietly and whisper these poems, and you shall never see the world around you in the same light nor tone. All shall be transfixed. Weep with Rilke. Lament with Rilke. Dance and sing with him. Become immersed in worlds you could never have imagined. Become awash in the world around you.
Flemmings translation is easy and 'readable'. His use of meter, rhythm, and diction makes his translations accessible to the average poetry aficionado. This translation preserves Rilke's mysticism and lyrical quality.
There are quite a number of 'Christian' poems in this collection; life of Mary, birth of Christ, raising of Lazarus, crucifixion, Emmaus,tct.