‘not every angel is terrible’ Gwyn Davy

https://www.amazon.co.uk/not-every-angel-terrible-encounter-ebook/dp/B09VPZ7PL4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2X6IRB24RW3U4&keywords=gwyn+davy&qid=1647777068&sprefix=gwyn+davy%2Caps%2C127&sr=8-1 Two lonely people with differing backgrounds find themselves crossing paths while living in the beautiful city of Prague. They soon discover, however, that they have a shared love of history, and also come to appreciate each other's love of the works of Rainer Maria Rilke and Matsuo Basho. Fifty-something Englishman Edward Stone is divorced … Continue reading ‘not every angel is terrible’ Gwyn Davy

Duino Elegies, by Rainer Maria Rilke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_EPlqYYVnk 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, … Continue reading Duino Elegies, by Rainer Maria Rilke

On Writing Better | Rainer Maria Rilke — (Reblog)

European poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) pursued a life of meaning through his writing. He studied with the greatest minds of the 20th century, from Rodin to Lou Andreas-Salomé, not only to learn how to write better, but to learn how to think, feel, and live like an artist.On Writing Better | Rainer Maria Rilke —

Memories of Prague 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_PNBxDhffE It's almost a year since we visited Prague in Czechia, one of our favourite cities. I am quite sure, like virtually everywhere, it has been affected by the 2020 crises, but it remains one of the most beautiful places in Europe and the world. Copyright Francis Barker 2020