Wednesday, May 03, 2006

GLIMPSE : from my eyes to my mind

Do you ever read letters by Rainer Maria Rilke to a Young Poet? R.M.Rilke (1875-1926) was one of the Germany greatest poets.

I would like to share a short extract from "Letters to a Young Poet" (Letter One) written by R.M.Rilke on February 17, 1903 while he was in Paris.

: "I can't give you any advice but this : to go into ourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows; at its source you will find the answer to the question whether you must create. Accept that answer, just as it is given to you, without trying to interpret it. Perhaps you will discover that you are called to be an artist. Then take the destiny upon yourself, and bear it, its burden and its greatness, without ever asking what reward might come from outside...."

Do think about it. And Best of luck.

Darma Mohammad.

4 comments: said...

Bung, mengapa menulis dalam bahasa Inggeris. Apakah sudah percaya lagi pada bahasa Melayu?

ufukhati said...

Terima kasih atas peringatan tuan. Saya sedang belajar Bahasa Inggeris. Saya telah menghasilkan novel, puisi dan cerpen, esei : semuanya dalam Bahasa Melayu.

Ibarat seorang pelajar bahasa Inggeris dalam kelas; sang gurunya mahu pelajar itu berlatih menulis. Tak salahkan.

Terima kasih sekali lagi atas sambutan tuan.

Luthfi said...

senang sekali bila saya mengenalAnda,seorang sastrawan Malaysiayang terkenal. Saya mengenal sastera Malaysia,sewaktu belajar di Senior high school. Actually, I was studied in Islamic boardinghouse,until Senior high school. I dont remember, maybe i read your poets in distributed magazin of "Horison", that organized by one of Indonesian letteraray expert, Taufik Ismail. There was a rubric in those magazine, named "Mastera", but its just suplement rubric perriodically. Did you wrote there? And,could U to send me ur Poets? I m going to send my anothers essays,these not publicated in my blogspot.Thanks you.BTW, i wanna get married with MAlaysian girls, indeed. :)

ufukhati said...


1.Terima kasih atas sambutan Sdr.
2.Seingat saya, karya saya tak tembus ke Indonesia. Melainkan beberapa puisi dipaparkan di (indonesia). Itu pun beberapa tahun lampau. Bagaimana pun, di Malaysia saya tumpukanh dalam bidang puisi.
3.You said you were interested in Malaysian girl, its your choice anyway. Have you ever been to Malaysia?
4.Do get in touch in near future. I love to share views especially in the field of SASTRA BUDAYA.
5.Jumpa lagi, Sdr.