A Swarm of Gnats

September 23, 2006

 

 

Many thousand glittering moats
Crowd forward greedily together
In trembling circles.
Extravagantly carousing away
For a whole hour rapidly vanishing,
The rave, delirious, a shrill whir,
Shivering with joy against death.
While kingdoms, sunk into ruin,
Whose thrones, heavy with gold, instantly scattered
Into night and legend, without leaving a trace,
Have never known so fierce a dancing.

 

 

Poet: Herman Hesse

Translation: James Wright

Photo: Gnat Movement

Photographer: Zen

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