unconscious

 

of the logos

that is

 

always

 

are human beings

unconscious

 

even before hearing

even after first hearing

 

the logos

unfolds all

 

but

undeveloped are they

who experience

words

things

i set before them

 

distinguishing each

by nature

showing

how it is

 

but they—

their waking escapes them

 

forgotten

like their dreams

 

 

 

private

 

the logos is

common

 

while the many live

as if by

 

a private thinking

 

 

 

waking

 

cosmos—

 

one and common

for the waking

 

while sleepers turn aside

 

each

      to a private world

 

 

 

seeming

 

the many

don’t experience

what meets them

 

they learn

without recognition

 

make

a seeming knowledge

for themselves

 

 

 

absent

 

they listen senselessly

as though deaf

 

absent

when present

 

 

 

separate

 

they forget

where the path leads

 

separate from

what concerns them

most of all

from beginning to end

 

strangers

to what they live

each day

 

 

 

listen

 

not knowing

to listen

 

they cannot speak