After a recent falling in love with the Duino Elegies, one would hope that his sonnets to Orpheus, written during the same time period as half of the elegies, would be as wonderfully insightful. To me, they are not. The only sonnets I kinda liked, that perhaps resemble the elegies a little are:
II:13 Be ahead of all parting, as if it were behind you, like the winter you just weathered. Because among the winters there is one so endless winter, that, overwintering it, your heart recovers altogether.
II:26 How we are gripped by a bird's cry ... any uniquely-created cry. But the children, playing under open skies, already cry beyond actual cries.
Cry the accident. Into holes of this, of space (in which the whole bird cry is received, like men in dreams -), they drive the wedges of their screams.
Alas, where are we? Free, like kites ripped loose from their moorings, laughter-edged, we race half-height,
tattered by wind. -Arrange the criers, singing god! to awaken roaring, bearing like torrent the head and the lyre.