A review by sfranklinwriting
The Poetry of Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke

challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective slow-paced


Elegant and sometimes absurdly stout, Rilke both comforts and confronts with his poetic musings. I couldn’t much bare the elegies, only read 5 of them. They held their own in terms of Rilke’s body of work as a whole, but felt almost TOO personal to read (not in an explicative way, more so in a deep introspective, spiritual way). I was enamored throughout this volume though, almost FEELING the settings Rilke would place you in. Easily my new favorite male poet of the early 20th century!