Sonnets to Orpheus

Sonnets to Orpheus - #4 Hail to the spirit that unites us.

Heil dem Geist, der uns verbinden mag;

Hail to the Spirit that unites us –
for are we not two: self and shadow self?
Can you hear the escapement ticking off
the seconds from our allotted timespan?

Uncertain of our true place in the world
we still seek truth in our relationships
and using sixth sense intuition find
others of like mind amid the chaos.

Balance of probabilities, tension of
opposites - this is the natural world’s
harmony drowning out our transient fears.

For all a farmer’s work and worry the seed
will ripen to a harvest - even if
he never lives to see the soil’s gift.

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