A dear reader, and dearer friend, informed me that I share my birthday [December 4th] with a legendary literary figure.
Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the German language’s greatest 20th Century poets. Born in Prague, Bohemia.
Yesterday, I turned 44.
Rilke turned 132.
And I thought I was an old fogey! This guy is ancient!
His poetry is magnificent. I once wrote a piece on an excellent poem of his. If you are interested at all in seeing my amateur explication, feel free to visit the Black Cat. [← The eyes even blink! Now that’s something to see!]
Wishing you all a great evening!