A Poet Reflects

"Love is a high inducement to the individual to ripen, to become world, to become world for [one’s self] and for another’s sake; it is a great exacting claim upon him [or her], something that chooses him [or her] out and calls one to vast things."
—Rainer Maria Rilke
Image: Rainer Maria Rilke with his lover, the painter Baladine Klossowska (Muzot, Switerland, 1923)

"Love is a high inducement to the individual to ripen, to become world, to become world for [one’s self] and for another’s sake; it is a great exacting claim upon him [or her], something that chooses him [or her] out and calls one to vast things."

—Rainer Maria Rilke

Image: Rainer Maria Rilke with his lover, the painter Baladine Klossowska (Muzot, Switerland, 1923)

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