Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tractatus by Derek Mahon


(for Aidan Higgins)

'The world is everything that is the case'
From the fly giving up in the coal-shed
Give blame, praise to the fumbling God
Who hides, shame-facédly, His agéd face;
Whose light retire behind its veil of cloud.

The world, though, is also so much more-
Everything that is the case imaginatively.
Tacitus believed mariners could hear
The sun sinking into the western sea;
And who would question that titanic roar,
The steam rising wherever the edge may be?

see also my previous post from the Philosophical Investigations

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