I Love Rilke's 'duino Elegies'

I love Rilke's Duino Elegies 4 People

    Duino Elegies is the main reason I often regret

    not having used my opportunities to learn German. For a poem cycle often considered untranslatable, it's somewhat symbolic it is still frequently cited as "The most beloved poem of English language" and the like. Perhaps part of the allure is in this, unapproachable to most...
    BigWolf76 BigWolf76
    31-35, M
    Jan 21, 2014

    Another Truth

    If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.- Rainer Maria Rilke
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    1 Response Feb 7, 2012


    I found my copy of Rilke's poems at random when desperate for something, anything, in a WH Smith before a long journey.  I got a horrid modern hardback copy, but cheap.  I'd heard of him somewhere and the themes looked interesting from a brief squint...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Dec 14, 2010
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