Rilke Beauty

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Rilke develops the idea that beauty lies within and doesn't need confirmation or outside influence. Rilke tells the young poet beauty can be described as what you think it is “describe all these with heartfelt, silent, humble, sincerity” (p.6, Rilke). Furthermore he continues to say that beauty can always be found somewhere, you just need to know where to look “if you found yourself in some prison… wouldn’t you still have your childhood, that jewel beyond all price, that treasure house of memories?” (p.6, Rilke). He later says the young poet should not concern himself with other people’s thoughts and opinions of his writing: “take that destiny upon yourself... without ever asking what reward might come from outside” (pp. 9–10). Mitchell
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