To Honour Poet Rainer Maria Rilke
b. 4 December 1875
d. 29 December 1926
by Jennifer Kiley
Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet. Among English-language readers, his best-known works of poetry is the Duino Elegies; his most famous prose work is the Letters To A Young Poet. I received my first copy of Letters to a Young Poet as a present when I was in my twenties. It was an inspiration and I highly recommend it to anyone who has aspirations of poetry in their soul.