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Letters to a Young Poet (Revised)
Letters to a Young Poet (Revised) | Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters written over a period of several years on the vocation of writing by a poet whose greatest work was still to come.
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“For he who creates must be a world of his own and find everything within himself and in the natural world that he has elected to follow.”

“Take pleasure in your growth in which no one can accompany you. And be kindhearted towards those you leave behind.”

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#DearDecember Day 1: Classic #EpistolaryNovel. Iphigene‘s review: “I was drunk with those words. Inspired by them. On my third reading, I realize it was not a mere phrase for a writer. It is, if anything, an advice for life. For what is a great life, but a life that pursues its passion?” Her full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-De

Eggs Well done ❤️👏🏻📚📝👏🏻❤️ 2mo
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Does anyone have a favorite etsy shop or website they like to order return address labels from? I'm interested in ones that actually send the labels already printed, not digital printing. Thank friends! 💓 #LitsyLove

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TheSpineView Lovely! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
Eggs @TheSpineView 🥰💗🥰 5mo
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I found this short compilation of ten letters written by Rilke to be a mixed bag. There are some pithy and insightful comments, and some that are not. I wish I had done more research and read a version with the letters from the young poet included. Still, I am glad I read this, and I‘ll probably read more Rilke.

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It took me a long time to read this slim book. Rilke‘s letters are heavy with quotable advice and beautiful turns of phrase. I had to keep putting it down so I could think on what I had just read. This will be a book I keep turning to and flicking through - the principles of patience and solitude and creativity are much needed in my world right now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lady_Tigana_20 I love this so much. The Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton Beauty and the Beast tv show released a compilation of poetry and music used in the show. I ended up checking out every author referenced. The librarian thought I was brilliant because I was reading Rilke and Byron while a teenager. 6mo
Centique @Lady_Tigana_20 wow, how cool! I remember being mesmerised by that tv show as well 😍 6mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful edition! 6mo
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Centique @Leftcoastzen it‘s a Penguin Classic (and unfortunately I dripped coffee on the cover - sshhh don‘t tell @LeahBergen 😬) 6mo
Nute Love your review! Love your book edition!💕 I remember taking my time with this book as well so that I could ‘soak‘ in the wisdom and the beauty. 6mo
Centique @Nute beautifully said! 😍 6mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon It‘s been awhile since I read this - your gorgeous edition is making me think I should revisit it! 6mo
Trashcanman I love this book, absolutely love it absolutely beautiful. It makes my chest feel light. 6mo
Centique @Trashcanman that‘s a beautiful description. 😍 it‘s been a turning point for me, I really needed to hear the advice he gives. 6mo
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“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. [L]ive in the question.”

#MayMovieMagic | 20: #TomorrowNeverKnows

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen Brilliant!!! Such a thoughtful response to this prompt 🙌🏻 8mo
rohit-sawant Love this! 💜 8mo
Cathythoughts I love this too ♥️👍🏻 8mo
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 17: Sing out the pain of #Solitude as Rilke advised. Read this aloud with my then-16 yo girl and she refused to continue as she found Rilke to be a horny, pedantic letter-writer. 😂🤣😭 Hopefully, Rilke finds her again at a time when she is finally ready for him. But not now, not yet.

gradcat My heavens! Poor, dear Rilke—horny? 😱😂 10mo
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Read this on a flight to California. Amazing. So much in these 10 letters speak to core essentials of life. So much is ancient, so much is prescient of progress in the last 100 years since this correspondence took place. It's life altering reading.

merelybookish A book to return to! ♥️ 12mo
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Sapphire
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"Then, as if no one had ever tried before, try to say what you see and feel and love and lose."

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I‘m a sucker for letters, so naturally this was a pick for me. Rilke has some good advice on poetry, love, relationships, loneliness...but mostly encouraged his addressee to embrace the difficulty and pain of solitude. Beautiful and thoughtful, and a very quick read. 5 out of 5 on GR.

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Rilke is so sweet with Kappus. And has a truly beautiful mind. So much inspiration.

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“But in these weeks of the awakening Spring
Something within me has been freed- something
That in the past dark years unconscious lay,
Which rises now within me and commands
And gives my poor warm life into your hands
Who know not what I was that Yesterday.”

OMW to NYC for HPatCC!

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I loved this book. It‘s bound to be perennial reread (haha).
I don‘t always agree with Rilke but there are beliefs in here I hold that I appreciated reading someone far away in time and space articulating.
Also, his tenderness to the human he was writing to is powerful and moving.
Thank you @Trashcanman for this lovely gift.
#24B42019 checking in at 13 hours, 33 minutes.

TheReadingMermaid Great time hon! 13mo
Andrew65 Going really well. Keep going. 👍😊 13mo
SkeletonKey I think I‘m going to read that this year! 13mo
jmofo @SkeletonKey I hope you enjoy it! 👋 13mo
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jmofo
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Thank you @Trashcanman for the very kind gift! I‘m looking forward to to reading this!

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applesauce
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My absolute favorite quote from #rainermariarilke

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
Eggs ❤️ Rilke! Welcome to Litsy 🎉😊👋🏻 1y
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Blooferlady
Letters to a Young Poet (Revised) | Stephen Mitchell, Rainer Rilke

Read as little as possible of literary criticism—such things are either partisan opinions, which have become petrified and meaningless, hardened and empty of life, or else they are just clever word-games, in which one view wins today, and tomorrow the opposite view.

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Blooferlady
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Ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple “I must,” then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse.

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Baby book haul at Tattered Cover today. @Trashcanman I got a bit overwhelmed in the poetry section (such a lovely bookstore) but I found this little gem. I can‘t wait to read it.

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Trashcanman This is beautiful 2y
CBee @Trashcanman isn‘t it? This is a lovely book - I haven‘t read the whole thing but it‘s worth a peek. 😁 2y
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Kat_H
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Short but very sweet. Found this via BrainPickings and his writings about creativity and love gave me a lot to chew over. Some of it went over my head but it was beautiful to read anyway.

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Kat_H
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Rilke on allowing yourself the time and space to nurture your creative north star

"Allow your verdicts their own quiet untroubled development which like all progress must come from deep within and cannot be forced or accelerated. Everything must be carried to term before it is born..."

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Thank you for the lovely gift Kendal! @Sorceryandswords #jbuk

Sophoclessweetheart You‘re welcome darling! I hope you enjoy! X 2y
Stacypatrice What a beautiful model you have there 🙂 2y
Bookish.SAM Adorable puppers! 2y
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Stephanie-Anne
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#7favesin7days 💚(2/7)

(Post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, with the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going!)

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"....outer standstill....inner movement. ..."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

#rainermariarilke #letterstoayoungpoet #reading #books #libraries #bibliophile

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Finishing this book has left me speechless. I‘m sitting here thinking: how can I possibly capture this in words? I feel like I‘ve grown immensely by reading this. It‘s not that he shares much that is new to me. He puts in the clearest of words thoughts and beliefs that I hold about “Things” in life, thinking I‘ve been alone in these viewpoints. Plus, There are so many unforgettable nuggets of wisdom. “Let life happen to you”⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

peacegypsy Beautiful summary of phenomenal poetry. I love Rilke. 2y
Joyfulmimi I definitely need to read more of him @peacegypsy 2y
revenge4porgy Don‘t ask me if you‘re a writer if when you wake up, you can‘t think of anything but writing first you‘re a writer 2y
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Joyfulmimi Yes! @revenge4porgy One of my favorites! 2y
Suet624 I think you‘ve convinced me I need to read this. 2y
Joyfulmimi I loved it @Suet624 2y
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peacegypsy
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Anyone else underlined half (or more) of Letters to a Young Poet? #Rilke

revenge4porgy I did! 😎😉❤️😱 2y
peacegypsy @revenge4porgy 😄🙌🙌 2y
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"If you hold close to nature, to what is simple in it, to the small things people hardly see and which all of a sudden can become great and immeasurable; if you have this love for what is slight, then everything will grow easier, more unified and somehow more conciliatory. What matters is to live everything." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Desha I love Rilke!! ♥️ 2y
Branwen @Desha Me too! He was such an incredible poet! 😃 2y
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"I am circling around the ancient tower,
and I have been circling for a thousand years,
and I still don't know if I am
a falcon, or a storm, or a great song."

batsy ❤️ 2y
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Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses, only waiting for the day when they will see us handsome and brave? Perhaps everything terrifying is deep down a helpless thing that needs our help.

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Just got my Literary Box 📦 from PageHabit and found this surprise gem in it!! Been on my TBR forever 🤗

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If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth it‘s riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.

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Still one of my favorite quotes. Some days I need the reminder.

Wellreadhead Incredible 2y
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teebe
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I could read a 400-page book and not use this many page flags. This book is only 102 pages. Someone take away the post-it notes!

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teebe
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Rilke talks of books the way Byron talks of love and I am here for it #currentlyreading

DivaDiane Love Rilke‘s poetry! 2y
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Happy New Year

JessClark78 Happy New Year! 2y
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batsy
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Cathythoughts Oh !! 💕💕💕 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts I dip into this book every now and then when I need to reminded that people can be, and are, kind to each other 💞 2y
Cathythoughts Thank god for kindness @Batsy ❤️ 2y
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TrishB Great quote 👍🏻 2y
merelybookish I love Rilke. And whenever I read something by him I think, why am reading anything else? 2y
merelybookish *Why am I 2y
batsy Thanks @TrishB, it's a lovely gem of a book 🙂 2y
batsy @merelybookish I need to read more of his poetry! This might sound weird, but he seems so essentially good, and it seems a rare quality ... No cheap or easy cynicism in his work. 2y
merelybookish @batsy I recently bought his Book of Hours. I'm not particularly religious but these poems stir my soul. I don't know how to describe it without sounding kind of corny. 2y
batsy @merelybookish I know what you mean. I always feel that way about writing that moves me 🌽 I'll add this to my stack along with Duino Elegies. 2y
ValerieAndBooks I have this one — looks like I should pull it off my poetry shelves and take a closer look at it!! 2y
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Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke

And your doubt can become a good quality if you train it..Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrased, perhaps also protesting. But don't give in, insist on arguments, and act in this way, attentive and persistent, every single time, and the day will come when, instead of being a destroyer, it will become one of your best workers

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My wife is not a huge reader, but this is one of her favorites. It's a beautiful little book, with some great insights. Also, who can read this inscription??

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Awesome

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jdtchicago
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Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like ... books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

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Centique
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#bookmail #yessssss!
A gift for a friend and a gift for me! This is the fourth person I've given Eleanor and Park to. AND I have seen so many great quotes from Letters to a Young Poet it was about time I read it. This Penguin Classics edition is beautiful 😍

batsy Rilke is wonderful ❤️ 3y
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"Life is right, whatever happens."

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Time to play catch up. My pick for the #poetry day of #aprilbookshowers is Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters To A Young Poet. I'm pretty picky about the translations, but all in all I love his work.