"Now let us welcome the new year,
full of things that have never been."
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
I like Rilke's open-ended invitation to greet the new year with willingness to experience new paths in life….perhaps this is, somewhat paradoxically, the actual process of rejuvenation….
Rilke's oeuvre is dark, his style of lyrical poetry has been called "haunting." He wrote "Letters To A Young Poet."
Oskar Werner reads Rilke's "The Stranger" ("Der Fremde")
Rainer Maria Rilke, per Wikipedia
Rilke biography on poets.org
A sample of my poetry:
O, Patient Sea
Chanson de mer
The boy with a red hat
Sample of a friend's poetry