Twilight Dance

by Peter Saint-Andre

Life and wisdom are the loves I choose between:
Life I praise because I will, desire, love;
Wisdom is my thirst because I search to know.
   Yes, I like them both!

These two loves of mine are very much alike:
Changeable, untamed, wicked, and even false;
A fountain of delight and shower of pain
   To my highest hopes.

I come to overcome this choice through my will:
A self-commanding drive to create beyond
Myself and thus to bring to life the goals
   I most love to know.

(Thus Spoke Zarathustra, passim)

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