Haiku: The World

I give you the world
but do you even know it?
And what is the world?

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Mariner: A Voyage With Samuel Taylor Coleridge — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

We may find in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s writings essential guides for the seas we have to navigate in the “post-modern” era. Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge… 908 more words

Mariner: A Voyage With Samuel Taylor Coleridge — The Imaginative Conservative

Duino Elegies, by Rainer Maria Rilke

I have several books by Rilke, but I think my favourite work is the Duino Elegies.

The poet was born in Prague in a German speaking community and wrote in German most of his life, then in French in his latter years in Switzerland.

So his works have been translated into English, which relies, naturally, on the sensibilities of the translator. Nevertheless, he is very much worth investigating. Few poets have suffered more for their art.

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