Saturday, June 21, 2014

From the Verse Essays of Ivar Benløs: Diversion Is Desire Plus Aversion

This is enough. It would be
A complete philosophy
Once attained, since believing
Would then be identical
With the truth. Enough sages
And holy fools in hair shirts
Fervently praying, waiting

For the berserkers' return,
Would like me to believe them,
Their saints, their grisly martyrs,
But they never offer this:
This is enough. Even you,
Boneless wonder, sinful soul,
Are enough. No diversions.

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