Sunday, October 10, 2010

Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Poet

Stressed…the task at hand insurmountable. O Fortuna …would aptly describe my plight. Blasting fortune and fate and destiny for their cruelty, their indifference, their icy hostility. Everyone weep with me!! William Ernest Henley's "Invictus" had a more galvanizing message: "It matters not how strait the gate/How charged with punishments the scroll/I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." Orff seems downright disconsolate while Henley wants to take control. Orff is reactive while Henley comes across as proactive (bonus points for Seven Habits of Highly Effective People terminology?) I should have been a philosopher…free-spirited conscious ether surrounds the world...washing over us all the time...and all sorts of messages are transmitted through the collective unconscious...the very meaningless of life forces a man to create his own meaning...

No comments:

Post a Comment