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Uncollected Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
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Nov 10, 2009

it was amazing
Read in March, 2002

Rilke's insights into life, death, love, pain, and creativity, are simply astounding. I discovered this book 7 years ago at age 17 and I go back to the poems often.

Rilke stands as a testament to the close ties between poets and prophets. The best poets have the capacity to speak about the depths and the heights of life and the human spirit, and to give us a taste of hidden worlds. As Kahlil Gibran, another poetic master once wrote:

"There lies a green field between the scholar and the poet; should the scholar cross it he becomes a wise man; should the poet cross it, he becomes a prophet."


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