[Quotes] Letters To A Young Poet: Love Your Solitude.

Letters to a Young Poet is a collection of ten letters written by Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) to a young cadet who wanted to be a poet. In the letters, Rilke expresses his artistic concept about writing poetry, and his reflection on solitude, predicament, and love, offering spiritual guidance to those who are confused and lost in writing or life.

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Today let’s look at some of his soul-touching quotes from Rilke’s letters: 💡

Go into yourself. Search for the reason that bids you write; find out whether it is spreading out its roots in the deepest places of your heart, acknowledge to yourself whether you would have to die if it were denied you to write.

A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity.

Love your solitude.

… to be always more grateful, and somehow better and simpler in one’s contemplating, deeper in one’s belief in life, and in living happier and bigger.

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To let each impression and each germ of a feeling come to completion wholly in itself, in the dark, in the inexpressible, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one’s own intelligence, and await with deep humility and patience the birth-hour of a new clarity: that alone is living the artist’s life.

To love is also good, for love is difficult. For one human being to love another is perhaps the most difficult task of all, the epitome, the ultimate test. It is that striving for which all other striving is merely preparation.

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It is clear that we must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it. Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all costs, against all resistance.

Love consists in this: that two solitudes protect and border and greet each other.

Do not observe yourself too much. Do not draw too hasty conclusions from what happens to you; let it simply happen to you. 

 

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Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

Love consists in this: that two solitudes protect and border and greet each other.

  1. consist in: to have something as a main and necessary part or quality.
  • True wealth does not consist in what we have but in what we are.
  • The beauty of the city consists in its fascinating beach.

It is clear that we must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it.

2. conform to: to obey a rule or reach the necessary stated standard, or to do things in a traditional way.

  • Emotions do not conform to rules. There are no rules.
  • To conform to the current situation, we have to make a change.

 

Please write down your own sentences by using one of the collocations, and leave your comments down below. We are looking forward to your answers!

That’s all for today. Have a good day!

Peace…

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