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Apr 14, 2010
Why I Listen to Rilke and Don't Write Love Poems
Reading again the injunction Rilke gave to his younger protege not to write love poems because they are too "facile and ordinary", I am reminded why I do not write love poems.
It's an overwrought genre.
Look. Love poems are rather saturated in the oeuvre:
Shakespeare’s doting sonnets
alone give us all we need:
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