I didn't discover Rilke when I needed him but when I finally started reading his works I knew there was something linking my soul to his through letters, rhymes and meters (metres). The reason I overlooked him on a few occasions was because of my reticence to read translated poetry, something I now overcame. The elegies and the sonnets are the last of his works, both finished around the year 1922. What more can I say, well... or better still, what more must I say? Just read the poems, you don't need me to tell you they are great.
You can download the book here - A. Poulin Jr. [Provided for educational purposes only]
Or read it online here - A. S. Kline