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The Merry-Go-Round by Rainer Maria Rilke. Under the roof and the roofs shadow turns this train of painted horses for a while in this bright land that.

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1 The Merry-Go-Round by Rainer Maria Rilke

2 Under the roof and the roofs shadow turns this train of painted horses for a while in this bright land that lingers before it perishes. In what brave style they prance – though some pull wagons.

3 And there burns a wicked lion red with anger…

4 and now and then A big white elephant.

5 Even a stag runs here, as in the wood, save that he bears a saddle where, upright,

6 a little girl in blue sits, buckled tight.

7 And on the lion whitely rides a young boy who clings with little sweaty hands, the while the lion shows his teeth and tongue.

8 And now and then a big white elephant.

9 And on the horses swiftly going by are shining girls who have outgrown this play;

10 in the middle of the flight they let their eyes glance here and there and near and far away -

11 and now and then a big white elephant.

12 And all this hurries toward the end, so fast, whirling futilely, evermore the same.

13 A flash of red, of green, of gray, goes past,

14 and then a little scarce-begun profile.

15 And oftentimes a blissful dazzling smile

16 vanishes in this blind and breathless game.

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