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December 15, 2010

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Thank you for this post. My favorite Rilke word: "terror." My favorite line here, about the lovers: "You hold each other. Where is your proof?" I love Rilke -- especially the Rilke of the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus -- though there are few poets I'd less like to be like. (Auden called him the Santa Claus of loneliness.) I believe that Rilke was waiting for that glorious moment of inspiration like a monk in a monastery of the imagination.

Amy -

Your father would have been proud.

Carmella Greacen.

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