Neue Gedichte or New Poems is a collection of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke composed mostly in Paris and Meudon. These poems and sonnets, are often intensely focused on the visual. They show Rilke aware of the objective world and of the people amongst whom he lives. The poems are astonishingly concentrated, compacting a profundity of experience into small compass. He called them Dinggedichte, which means 'Thing-Poems', intending to reveal both that the poems were about 'things' and that the poems had become poetic objects themselves, so concentrated and whole. This edition is the original German language text of these poems.