Diary note No 15 – Follow no one’s advice

If Rilke didn’t abandon his wife & child – and go to live in poverty in Paris – would you have heard of him?

Would his poetry be in print today?

If Rilke hadn’t taken Rodin’s advice so thoroughly, would you be (even a little) curious about what made Rilke great?

Did Rodin mislead Rilke?

Deliberately?

Did Rodin defraud Rilke out of a joyful life – by telling Rilke to do what Rodin couldn’t do?

How much gratitude is owed to Rodin for his dishonesty?

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Paul O'Mahony

I'm Paul O'Mahony (Poet). On Twitter you can reach me @Omaniblog A father. I work as business storytelling consultant - Podcaster - Blogger - Live streamer via Periscope - Foodie - I love to connect with people. . Live in Glanmire, Cork Ireland Europe linkedin.com/in/paulhomahony

One thought on “Diary note No 15 – Follow no one’s advice”

  1. I don’t know whether I would ever have heard of Rilke, but I’m certain I have heard of neither his wife nor his child. I wonder whether they lived in poverty too.

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