Rilke’s Desk

Rilke in the Hotel Biron, Paris

Totally intrigued by this image of my literary mentor, Rainer Maria Rilke.

The bare room.

The sturdy desk.

The overbearing chair.

And then there’s the look… away… reaching… not to notice the scene but more as a gesture to placate the task in which the mind is now dutifully attending—beauty builds in the pause before the creative act!

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