One of Rilke’s translators used this surprising and touching metaphor to describe him. I like the idea of being – figuratively – a human trellis for beauty to grow upon.
‘Roses climb his life as if he were their trellis.’
Source: Quoted in Year of Wonder, Clemency Burton-Hill (London: Headline Home, 2017), p. 28
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