Tuesday, August 07, 2012

News at Eleven: For [Rainer Maria] Rilke (1875-1926), God is difficult

to grasp not because he is absent but because he has been pushed to the corners of our mind. "Could one not see the history of God," Rilke writes in one of the "Letters on God" now being published in English for the first time, "as if it were the side of the human condition that was never visited, always put off, saved up for later, and eventually missed out on altogether?" The poet's duty is to find him again.

from The Wall Street Journal: The Prayers Of a Poet


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