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The Thing/Das Ding
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''Rodin emphasized the importance of seeing “things.” The word “Dinge” (things) occurs over and over again in Rilke’s poems, especially in his later work. But the English “things” is weak. What did Rilke mean by “thing”? Something beyond the external appearance…one might be tempted to say “the-thing-in-itself”; “essence-of-a-thing” might be better. Sometimes Rilke was able to see… In some of his poems the word “form” might be more appropriate than “thing”: a manifestation has to have form–a form such as a tree, an animal, a cathedral, a human being… a “thing” is an expression of something beyond form: the formless from which all forms arise."
—Tilo Ulbricht
The Thing/Das Ding
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The Thing/Das Ding

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