Thank you for your comment.
I have read Some Rilke but not his Elegies I think now I really should rectify this situation. Also You seem to have a different translation than the one on PoemHunter. Could you provide me with a link where I might read it?
Thanks for the comment on Steel Wool. My stuff seems really scattered at times, it's definitely something I've been working on but I like to think it adds a lot of different visuals and levels to take a poem on. From the big to the small.
Thank you, I'm sorry, I feel like you might have thought I was trying to drum up interest in my poetry when what I wanted to do was direct you to a picture. Jade/greenstone is very spiritually valued and iconic in our country, and i just wanted to say i saw i bit of it in your poem.