32. RAINER MARIA RILKE: Letter to a young poet
This comic is an epilogue to my Litany Against Fear story.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was a famous Austrian poet and is considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The above quote is taken from the book Letters to a Young Poet, which collects Rilke’s letters to a young man deciding whether to become a writer or enlist in the Austrian army (pretty easy decision if you ask me). The full passage reads: If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.
- Thanks to my lovely cousin Wendi for submitting this quote.
– Ok, who recognised the picture at the end and went AH-HA! and who went HUH? Be honest. And did anybody recognise the man even before the final panel?