An excerpt from “Letters to a Young Poet” by Rainer Maria Rilke

“Things are not nearly so comprehensible and sayable as we are generally made to believe. Most experiences are unsayable; they come to fullness in a realm that words do not inhabit. And most unsayable of all are works of art, which –alongside our transient lives- mysteriously endure.

~From Letter #1, Letters to a Young Poet

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~ by cjt on December 7, 2014.

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