Writer’s Desk: No Poor or Unimportant Place

rilke1Time to hear from Rainer Maria Rilke on the what and the how of writing:

Depict your sorrows and desires, your passing thoughts and beliefs in some kind of beauty—depict all that with heartfelt, quiet, humble sincerity; and use to express yourself the things that surround you, the images of your dreams and the objects of your memory. If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor or unimportant place…

Consider that last part in particular. Anything and anywhere can be worthy of your attention as a writer.

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