Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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 lingers before it perishes. In what brave style they prance – though some pull wagons.
And there burns a wicked lion red with anger…
and now and then A big white elephant.
Even a stag runs here, as in the wood, save that he bears a saddle where, upright,
a little girl in blue sits, buckled tight.
And on the lion whitely rides a young boy who clings with little sweaty hands, the while the lion shows his teeth and tongue.
And now and then a big white elephant.
And on the horses swiftly going by are shining girls who have outgrown this play;
in the middle of the flight they let their eyes glance here and there and near and far away -
and now and then a big white elephant.
And all this hurries toward the end, so fast, whirling futilely, evermore the same.