Sunday, April 19, 2009

Poetry Quote of the Day: Rilke defends Rhyme

"Do not say anything against rhyme! It is a mighty goddess indeed, the deity of very secret and very ancient coincidences, and one must never let the fire on its altars burn out."
---Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Poet's Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke

This post is part of my Poetry Quote a Day series for National Poetry Month.


  1. I am wondering what you are going to do with all these wonderful quote posts. Are you keeping a notebook of them or something? I am thinking about making one of those blog-to-book things, in blurb I believe, and can imagine these posts bound together. That would be something.

  2. I was so glad that in the (adult) poetry writing class I just finished, the teacher talked about how great rhyme can be. Nice to see it not looked down upon. Love this quote, too.

    And ditto on what Andi said. I'd buy a little printable e-book of these (hint, hint:>)


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