Rainer Maria Rilke

7 Teachings from Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet

“When a truly great and unique spirit speaks, the lesser ones must be silent,” Franz Xaver Kappus wrote about Rainer Marie Rilke. Over a period of about six years Kappus and Rilke exchanged letters. Kappus began the correspondence seeking Rilke’s judgment and critique of his poetry. Rilke offered wisdom rather than answers, a way rather than a destination. Rilke’s letters were published posthumously as Letters … Continue reading 7 Teachings from Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet