This week we've begun featuring the site's new Premium features, which are stories featuring coming out themes. I thought I'd keep that going with a twist that is kind of interesting. What happens when two people meet online, maybe through a site like... GA? And they're not out, or one of them isn't? The story plays out in fiction and real life all too often, but let's see how @Adam Phillips did it with his short story!
by Adam Phillips
The book of poems I have was translated by Stephen Mitchell, who I'm told did a remarkable job: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46201.The_Selected_Poetry_of_Rainer_Maria_Rilke?ac=1&from_search=true
The Letters to a Young Poet version I read a while back is this one: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46199.Letters_to_a_Young_Poet#
Wow... I've had to read this three times, before I could comment on it. You're correct that storytellers, like me, can take this to heart as much as a poet could. The advice is sound and it shows the perspective an artist of any medium needs to take in order to do their work.
I never heard of Rilke until I read what you posted hear and over in the Poet's thread. I might need to look him up.
Rilke's poems are powerful. And just beautiful. So beautiful. They speak to me. They touch me. Move me. Even though I do not always know what they are about, they make me feel.
Not all of them. Naturally.
This letter is something I have not come across, so thank you for introducing me to it. His way of describing the creation of art, of poetry tells me that it will take up a huge space in our lives. More than we usually are willing, or brave enough, or able to give up... I, for one, kn