“Letters to a Young Poet” [Part IX of XXIX]

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“Letters to a Young Poet”

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Part IX of XXIX

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Sunday 15th February 2015

RILKE Painting blond

(9th week)

“For one human being
to love another;
that is perhaps
the most difficult
of all our tasks,
the ultimate,
the last test
and proof,
the work for which
all other work
is but preparation.
I hold this
to be
the highest task
for a bond
between two people:
that each protects
the solitude
of the other.
This is the miracle
that happens
every time
to those
who really love:
the more
they give,
the more
they possess.”

1 home large photo

One of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Homes

Dvorak, New World Symphony – 2nd Mvt Part 2,

Dublin Philharmonic, Conductor Derek Gleeson

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