PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
News and Notes
PN Review Prize winners announced
Carcanet Press and PN Review are delighted to announce the winners of the first ever PN Review Prize. read more
Most Read... Drew MilneTom Raworth’s Writing
‘present past improved’: Tom Raworth’s Writing

(PN Review 236)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Alejandro Fernandez-OsorioPomace (trans. James Womack)
(PN Review 236)
Kei MillerIn the Shadow of Derek Walcott
1930–2017

(PN Review 235)
Kate BinghamPuddle
(PN Review 236)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
Gratis Ad 1
Gratis Ad 2
Next Issue CELEBRATING JOHN ASHBERY Contributors include Mark Ford, Marina Warner, Jeremy Over, Theophilus Kwek, Sam Riviere, Luke Kennard, Philip Terry,Agnes Lehoczky, Emily Critchley, Oli Hazard and others Miles Champion The Gold Standard Rebecca Watts The Cult of the Noble Amateur Marina Tsvetaeva ‘My desire has the features of a woman’: Two Letters translated by Christopher Whyte Iain Bamforth Black and White

This poem is taken from PN Review 52, Volume 13 Number 2, November - December 1986.

Poems Belkis Cuza Malé

RILKE IN TOLEDO

If all at one single moment,
the living, the dead and the angels
could imagine one visible thing,
they would be dreaming of Toledo
and, like me, of keeping a cheese shop in the Calle de la
     Magdalena
or being host of the Hotel Castilla,
and soon at the fall of evening
in this city that lights up like one risen from the dead
of taking refuge in my garret
that an old mad mason built for me,
wearing the skin off his hands to give me
the happiness of a moment,
of this moment I am dreaming of.
In my long walks among rocks and stones
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image