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Mark Olival-Bartley studied applied linguistics at Hawaii Pacific University, attaining B.A. and M.A. degrees in TESOL, and poetry at the City College of New York. He is now anatomizing the prosody of E. A. Robinson’s sonnets for his dissertation at Amerika Institut of LMU Munich, where also he edits a poetry weekly. His poems and translations have appeared in journals on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the resident poet at EcoHealth, where his science-themed verse is regularly featured, and a senior copyeditor of Review of International American Studies.

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Advent

von Rainer Maria Rilke

Es treibt der Wind im Winterwalde 
Die Flockenherde wie ein Hirt, 
Und manche Tanne ahnt, wie balde 
Sie fromm und lichterheilig wird, 
Und lauscht hinaus. Den weißen Wegen 
Streckt sie die Zweige hin - bereit, 
Und wehrt dem Wind und wächst entgegen 
Der einen Nacht der Herrlichkeit. 


Note:  A recitation can be heard here.

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