[Alternative Muses] Going, Going, Gone: Rossetti, Rilke, Phillpotts

“Choose love not in the shallows/but in the deep.”-Christina Rossetti (died on 12/29/1894)

Christina Rossetti, portrait by her brother

Christina Rossetti, portrait by her brother

“Let everything happen to you/Beauty and terror/Just keep going/No feeling is final.”-Rainer Maria Rilke (died on 12/29/1926)

Rainer Maria Rilke by Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1906

Rainer Maria Rilke by Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1906

“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”-Eden Phillpotts (died on 12/29/1960)

Eden Phillpotts by Frederic Taber Cooper, 1912

Eden Phillpotts by Frederic Taber Cooper, 1912