With this book I’m doing things a little differently. Before I’ve figured out what to call it – or even the stories and overarching themes I’ll be exploring through verse – I came up with the poems’ titles. I’m not sure how much the poems will reflect their titles, but it should be fun to find out!
* Præfatio (foreward)
* By the will of the Gods they were put among the stars
* When you show the moon to a child, it sees only your finger
* In my country there are no gods left. The Romans have driven them out.
* There are some who say that they have hidden themselves in the mountains, but I do not believe it
* Three nights I have been on the mountains seeking them everywhere. I did not find them.
* The image must rise again through the image
* Mountain calleth to mountain, deep unto deep!
* Par cœur (by heart)
* Just as the animals speak and the earth gives milk and honey, so now something supernatural echoes out of him
* The aurochs is proud and has great horns; it is a very savage beast and fights with its horns; a great ranger of the moors, it is a creature of mettle
* The plague takes images that are dormant, a latent disorder, and suddenly extends them into the most extreme gestures
* Being an imitation of the circling passages in the labyrinth, and consisting of certain rhythmic involutions and evolutions
* Choreomania (dance madness)
* Jesus came to crucify the world
* Time After Time
* This world is a corpse-eater
* Earth apple
* Überich (superego)
* Megalopsychos (great-souled)
* The myth of certainty
* The goat that departs
* Achsenzeit (axial age)
* Kulturkampf (culture struggle)
* I am a fool, but I know I’m a fool and that makes me smarter than you
* Cela va sans dire (that goes without saying)
* Mortal men ask the Gods for good things every day, but they never pray that they may make good use of them
* The winter will ask what we did all summer
* The Lord did everything in a mystery
* Trust is like a glass vase, beautiful except there is no way of putting it back together when it breaks
* I see your fallen body bathed in tears of blood
* Geist of the Spätantike (spirit of late antiquity)
* Bag End (cul-de-sac)
* External signs revealed what the mind conceals within
* How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?
* But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together
* Unterschwellig (beneath the threshold)
* They’ve promised that dreams can come true – but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too
* Both the cross and the gallows are made of wood
* Their echo is blurred
* The Universe is a labyrinth made of labyrinths. Each leads to another.
* No matter how big the sea may be, sometimes two ships meet
* This is what you should have praised, this gentle land, in which you were born
* Les mystères païens (the mysteries of the pagans)
* Blood in the snow
* Cast no dirt in the well that gives you water
* Bees touch no fading flowers
* The evening crowns the day
* Who was it that said that coincidence was just God’s way of remaining anonymous?
* It was a marvelous sight: a mighty revelation
* I know not what it means. Of a truth I know it too well.
* Les mystères des lettres (The mystery of the letters)
* Chemins de la déviance (paths of deviance)
* Therefore, the perfect things have opened to us, together with the hidden things
* Hiranyagarbha (golden womb)
* Ohrwurm (earworm)
* The law was the tree
* Indeed, one must utter a mystery
* Injurious is the gift that takes away freedom
* It is only by means of right understanding and right ethics that the position which has been won can be held
* Men must be strong and robust so that they can put up with the hard labor they must endure
* The road goes ever on and on
* Come freely, go safely and leave something of the happiness you bring
* This custom spread and gradually became a tradition
Sounds like it’s gonna be an interesting book, huh?
I suspect I will not be making my Anthesteria deadline; but who knows what manner of frenzy may seize me?