Letters to a young poet quotes showing 1 30 of 387 perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act just once with beauty and courage perhaps everything that frightens us is in its deepest essence something helpless that wants our love . Letters to a young poet original title in german briefe an einen jungen dichter is a collection of ten letters written by bohemian austrian poet rainer maria rilke 1875 1926 to franz xaver kappus 1883 1966 a 19 year old officer cadet at the theresian military academy in wiener neustadt. Letters to a young poet are ten letters written to a young man about to enter the german military his name was franz kappus he was 19 years old and he wrote rilke looking for guidance and a critique of some of his poems rilke was himself only 27 when the first letter was written the resulting five year correspondence is a virtual owners . Letters to a young poet sonnets to orpheus wartime letters of rainer maria rile translations from the poetry of rainer maria rilfe the lay of love and death of cornet christopher rilfye the notebooks of malte laurids brigge stories of god translated by stephen spender and j b leishman duino elegies. The poem that you entrusted me with i am sending back to you and i thank you once more for your questions and sincere trust of which by answering as honestly as i can i have tried to make myself a little worthier than i as a stranger really am yours very truly rainer maria rilke
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