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Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Quote Of The Day

“No one can advise you or help you – no one. There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

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Writing

Rilke Was Right

From 1903 to 1908, the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke carried on a correspondence with a young poet who wrote to him asking for advice, and long after, his letters were gathered into a book, appropriately enough titled… 275 more words

Love-Song

By RAINER MARIA RILKE
Translated by A. S. Kline 

How shall I hold my soul so it does not

touch on yours. How shall I lift it… 79 more words

Poesy

William H. Gass On The Dialectical Nature Of Love

In Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translations (Perseus Books, New York, 1999, pp. 13) William H. Gass writes:

During childhood, contradiction paves every avenue of feeling, and we grow up in bewilderment like a bird in a ballroom, with all that space and none meant for flying, a wide shining floor and nowhere to light. 454 more words

Philosophy

Beastly Things

I’ve been working like crazy on edits for my newest release, and I realized, this will be my tenth novel! Holy cow! It really feels incredible to hit that number. 381 more words