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NaPoWriMo #28: Going Forward with Rilke

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Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a poem backwards.  Heck, I have enough trouble writing them frontwards.   This will be the first time that I buck the challenge (which are optional) and write something else.  Fortunately, this poem is in absolute line with The Daily Post’s prompt to write about Solitude.


Going Forward with Rilke*

Rilke said
Go to the deepest roots
of your heart.
Make a confession
that you will not part
from your calling.

Rilke said
Withdraw from the world
and in your solitude
write of experiences
from which you seclude
Then you will know you are a poet.

ljgloyd 2016

Based on text from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet.




One thought on “NaPoWriMo #28: Going Forward with Rilke

  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 28 – “What Could Be So Important?” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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