“I cannot go into the nature of your verses; for all critical intention is too far from me. With nothing can one approach a work of art so little as with critical words: they always come down to more or less happy misunderstandings. Things are not all so comprehensive and expressible as one would mostly have us believe; most events are inexpressible, taking place in a realm in which no word has ever entered,  and more inexpressible than all else are works of art, mysterious existences, the life of which, while ours passes away, endures.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke, Rainer Maria.  Letters to a Young Poet.  (Trans.- M.D. Herter Norton) W.W. Norton and Company. 1934. 15.

~ by crossmd on October 19, 2010.

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