Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dark Heraclitus



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Dark Heraclitus

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Infinity as a spirit
of nations and the world

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may be understood only
from a clumsy point of view.

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We must expose the myths
themselves more conclusively.

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The origin of the most beautiful
world is a random pile of garbage.

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This world, constructed in a uniform
manner, for each and every one of us,

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was created by neither god nor man,

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but has always existed,
exists and will exist forever,

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an eternally burning flame
burning with moderation

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and extinguishing itself
with moderation.

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Heraclitus came down
from the mountain.

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Thanks to the poignant phrases
which the Sibyll's inspired mouth

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send out to us
across the millenia,

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Heraclitus of Ephesia
speaks to us in tears.

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Reading him brings me to tears.

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He who possessed the
absolute power of speech,

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he who, though of the same origin as
the gods, separated himself from them

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Dark Heraclitus marched
towards happy Greece,

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his beard full of wisps of straw
and of insects.

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And, with the clarity of thought
of early morning,

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oh, the soul, the soul,
the beauty of the world,

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you are the indestructible one,
eternally young,

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you exist.

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What thus is death
and all human ills?

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How many shallow words are
responsible for these eccentric ideas?

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At the end of the day,
everything is created by desire

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and all things end in peace.