For love is not about merging. It's a noble calling for the individual to ripen, to differentiate, to become a world in oneself in response to another. --Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet: Communing with Rilke's Prophetic Musing

Letters to a Young Poet: Communing with Rilke's Prophetic Musing

Jul 9, 2021-- "A new translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet has been released in a world in which his voice and vision feel as resonant as ever before. In ten letters to a young person in 1903, Rilke touched on the enduring dramas of creating our lives -- prophetic musings about solitude and relationship, humanity and the natural world, even gender and human wholeness. And what a joy it is to delve into Rilke's voice, freshly rendered, with the translators. Krista Tippett, Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy have communed with Rainer Maria Rilke across time and space and their conversation is infused with friendship as much as ideas." (3377 reads)


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