Letters To A Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
ரில்கே புகழ்ப்பெற்ற ஜெர்மனிய கவிஞர். நான் அவரின் சில கவிதைகளை படித்திருக்கிறேன். இந்த புத்தகம் அவர் ஒரு வளரும் கவிஞருக்கு எழுதிய பத்து கடிதங்களை கொண்டது. பிரான்ஸ் சேவேர் கப்புஸ் தனது கவிதைகளை ரில்கேவிடம் அனுப்பி அவரின் எண்ணத்தைக் கேட்கிறார். அவர்களுக்கிடையே நடந்த அந்த எழுத்துப் பரிமாற்றமே இந்த புத்தகம்.
There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple "I must", then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse. Then come close to Nature.கடிதங்கள் ஒவ்வொன்றும் வெவ்வெறு ஐரோப்பிய நகரங்களில் இருந்து எழுதியது.
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.ஒரு கலைஞன் தனது வளர்ச்சியை எப்படி பார்க்க வேண்டுமென்று ரில்கே இவ்வாறு கூறுகிறார் -
To be an artist means not to compute or count; it means to ripen as the tree, which does not force its sap, but stands unshaken in the storms of spring with no fear that summer might no follow. It will come regardless. But it comes only to those who live as though eternity stretches before them, carefree, silent and endless. I learn it daily, learn it with many pains, for which I am grateful: Patience is all.புத்தகம் முழுவதையுமே மேற்கோள் காட்டலாம். பல்வேறு இடங்களில் "அட சரிதான " என்ற எண்ணம் என்னுள் ஏற்பட்டது.
love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away... and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast.... be happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn't be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust.. and don't expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.கண்டிப்பாக வாசிக்க வேண்டிய புத்தகம்.