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 want to know.
    Yes, I like them both!

These two loves of mine are very much alike:
They're changeable, untamed, wicked, even false —
A fountain of delight and shower of pain
    To my highest hopes.

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

(Thus Spoke Zarathustra, "The Dance Song", "Of Involuntary Bliss", "Of Old and New Law-Tables", "The Second Dance Song")

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