I went on an "artist date" downtown to buy few supplies. And while I was there, I decided to look for a poetry book by Leonard Cohen. Just like that...well almost. It was a succession of serendipitous web finds that prompted me to look for his writing and music. And while I was browing the books, I also found Rilke's poems. It's been more than a year I think since I keep "bumping" into Rilke in different contexts.
To make the long story short, here is the result of the therapy session:
Twayla Tharp The creative habit
Leonard Cohen The book of longing
Rilke Letters to a young poet and Sonnets to Orpheus