letters to a young poet

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“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.

Try to love the questions themselves,
like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language.
Do not now look for the answers.
They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.
It is a question of experiencing everything.

At present you need to live the question.
Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it,
find yourself experiencing the answer,
some distant day.”

― Rainer Maria RilkeLetters to a Young Poet

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