You Who Never Arrived by Rainer Maria Rilke

I was introduced to the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke through his Duino Elegies, as analysed by James Hollis in his book "The Archetypal Imagination". Hollis is a Jungian analyst, and the chapter on Rilke begins with Hollis writing: "What we wish most to know, most desire, remains unknowable and lies beyond our grasp. In … Continue reading You Who Never Arrived by Rainer Maria Rilke

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Duty Surviving Self-Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Duty Surviving Self-Love Unchanged within, to see all changed without, Is a blank lot and hard to bear, no doubt. Yet why at others’ wanings should’st thou fret? Then only might’st thou feel a just regret, Hadst thou withheld thy love or hid thy light In selfish forethought of neglect and slight. O wiselier then, … Continue reading Duty Surviving Self-Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge