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Love the Questions Themselves

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.”

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Anam Cara And Believing Mirrors

On Translating Rilke’s 'Duino Elegies'

Idris Parry writes in the current PN Review (March/April 2015) comparing Rilke’s Duino Elegies with the Sonnets to Orpheus. The poet always spoke of the sonnets as subsidiary to the elegies, but Parry argues that while the elegies “talk about” the poet’s task, the sonnets perform it. 1,707 more words

HERE'S THE WORD EPISODE #2: FAMOUS

Matthew takes us through “Famous,” by Naomi Shihab Nye, and looks at the status and spectrum of fame in today’s world.

Host: Matthew Kaberline

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Podcast

Wednesday's Thought of the Day

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. 57 more words

Thought Of The Day

"Live the questions..."

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.

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Inspiration

Spring


“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colours, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

Nature

The Sisters (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Look how the same possibilities
unfold in their opposite demeanors,
as though one saw different ages
passing through two identical rooms.

Each thinks that she props up the other, 54 more words

Poetry