During the last week, I have been taking part in the WordPress Writing 201: Poetry course.
Daily Post editor, Ben Huberman, has prompted us each day with a new prompt, form and a device.
This weekend, we were granted a break from the creative process and invited to share a poem that we love.
I choose to share words from a poet to whose writing I was introduced whilst living and working in Belgrade.
These words, from Rainer Maria Rilke, once shared with me at a time when I felt empty and without hope, are simple yet compelling.
“Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final”
The image I chose to use today comes from a shoot in a famous cemetery that I shared recently on belgianstreets, the words seem to fit both the expression in the eyes of this dead wartime warrior, and the feelings of those he left behind.