Tag Archives: Rilke

What Will God Do When You Die?

Ranier Maria Rilke (internal link) was not the first to suggest that perhaps God depends on us as much as we on him, but Rilke was certainly the most gifted when it came to conveying that thought. What will you … Continue reading

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More on Ranier Maria Rilke

“God is man’s greatest idea.” Camille Paglia Rilke is a favorite poet of mine and I’ve quoted Poems From The Book of Hours before (internal link). His mysterious writing lends itself to many interpretations, however, a chief translator of his, Babette Deutsch, … Continue reading

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Ranier Maria Rilke and Ignatian Spirituality

Thumbing through Rilke’s Poems from the Book of Hours (internal link), I came across this stanza: You are the deep epitome of things that keeps its being’s secret with locked lip, and shows itself to others otherwise: to the ship, … Continue reading

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