Does this line from one of Rilke’s sonnets mean we can say ‘I sing therefore I am’?  Easier for gods than humans, Rilke tells us, but let’s give it a go, I am sure the gods rejoice when we try.    

Gesang ist Dasein. Für den Gott ein Leichtes. 

Singing is being. For the god, easy.

 

Source: Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’

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