This story was nothing more than Rainer Maria Rilke telling Kappus to go within yourself to write poetry. What advice. Just go within and you will find the answer. I can think of no one ever finding any kind of help or solace from this book because the author does not say anything of real importance or relevance. I could have written a story and said to go into nature and find yourself. This book was nothing but a waste of time for me.