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Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
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May 15, 12

Read from April 25 to May 13, 2012

I finished this at around 1am, sitting in the Wilsonville Denny's, while a drunk woman threw up under her table. This has something uncircumstantial to do with the book, I just don't know what it is. Perhaps I will just preserve the memory in the medium of review.

I love this book/collection! I got some deep understanding about experience and "right now" from Rilke. I like what he has to say about solitude, but I think he underestimates (or is totally ignorant of) the importance of community. Anyway, I need to read it again, and again, etc.
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message 1: by Bethany (new)

Bethany Rilke's poems have always been my favourites. I love his use of words.


Cully oh, cool. i like word usage in poetry :)


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