Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: German

Occupation: Poet, novelist

Biography: René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language.

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Source/Notes: Variant translation: "If your everyday life appears to be unworthy subject matter, do not complain to life. Complain to yourself. Lament that you are not poet enough to call up its wealth. For the creative artist there is no poverty" - Letters to a Young Poet (1934)

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