A Brief Encounter with Rainer Maria Rilke

by perpetualflaneur

Beautiful, touching, and inspiring. These words best capture what I feel about Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet. Every time I lay my eyes on them, my heart beams with glee and motivation, not only when it comes to writing but with everything that I want to achieve. I first encountered this work when I was reading a book by Igna Muscio, and it came to me at the perfect time a few months after finishing college, a time of transition and an opening of a new chapter in my life. Indeed, had I read this earlier, it wouldn’t have had the same impact on me than it has today. I guess this is one of those many written works that requires openness and maturity to fully grasp and apply its message.

So, here is a glimpse of the 10 letters that ignite passion from within, from the depths of one’s glowing soul. If you haven’t had the chance to read this, then I really suggest that you should. Enjoy!

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