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Ray W
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Post by Ray W » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:03 pm

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe devoted half the Eighteenth Century
to a whole new approach to reality--
Nature is alive, not a bloodless mechanical toy
or a bland, empty black void.

Sinnlich-sittlich was this thinking man's dual expression
to suggest outward form linked to inner impression;
soon followed metamorphosis, archetypal plant, higher seeing:
Goethe hollowed out nature and found a human being.

Johann is known as a poet but most of his tomes
spoke mostly of chemistry and physics and little of poems.
Yet, in poetry Goethe seeded ur-words to birth vital truth:
we are trees, nature the root,

organic dew-laced life ever creating
new forms and shapes interrelating
to eventually crown a momentous peak-point when
godhood is reached and the Whole chorus repeats again.

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Wade Hampton III
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Re: Maestro-Cosmic

Post by Wade Hampton III » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:29 pm

This is an interesting item.

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White Man 1
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Re: Maestro-Cosmic

Post by White Man 1 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:03 am

Beautiful poem, Ray. I'd like to see more like this where you introduce a writer or composer in 5 or 6 stanzas. It's easy to digest

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