ethos

 

how we live—

a divine power

 

 

 

 

rest

 

changing

 

it

rests

 

 

 

 

enantiodromia

 

the cold are

warmed

 

hot blow

cool

 

wet is

parched

 

drought

flooded

 

 

 

 

step

 

on them who step

in rivers

the same

 

other

still other

waters flow

 

 

 

 

water

 

sea—

 

supremely

 

toxic

life-giving

 

vital

to fish

 

to men

fatal

 

 

 

 

wayfaring

 

the path

 

up

down

 

one and the same

 

 

 

 

hidden

 

nat re

prefers to hide

 

 

 

 

bond

 

the hidden

bond

 

—mightier

 

 

 

 

boUnd

 

they don’t grasp—

 

no is yes

to itself

 

bound

in strife

 

like bow or lyre

 

 

 

 

passion

 

to fight passion

is hard

 

it pays

for what it wants

 

from the soul

 

 

 

 

drinking

 

better to hide

my folly

 

hard to do

relaxing

 

with wine

 

 

 

 

drunk

 

drunk

a man staggers

 

not perceiving where he goes

led by an adolescent

 

the soul

wet

 

 

 

 

reverT

 

it is death

for souls

to become wet

 

for water

death

to become earth

 

water comes from earth

soul from water

 

 

 

 

find

 

by blows

 

the beast finds

pasture

 

 

 

 

ray

 

the dry soul is

a ray of sun

 

wiser

better

 

 

 

 

today

 

sun is

new

 

each day

 

 

 

 

night

 

no sun

and it would be

 

night

 

 

 

 

Sun

 

sun

will not overstep

his limits

 

—if he did

 

furies

mercenaries of justice

would hunt him down

 

 

 

 

babble

 

for spirit

man’s speech is

babbling

 

a child before men

 

 

 

 

opinion

 

human opinions—

 

toys

of children

 

 

 

 

Androklos

 

an age is

 

a child at play

moving pieces

 

kingdom

is of the child

 

 

 

 

write

 

path of writing—

 

straight

  & crooked

 

 

 

 

order

 

perfect arrangement—

 

                  pile

      of

                              shards

 

 

 

 

survive

 

holding together

 

whole

not whole

 

united

torn

 

music

noise

 

all from

one

 

from all

one