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.