Wednesday, March 17, 2010


All comedies begin in shipwreck
And dash themselves to happiness.
All tragedies begin in joy
And shatter into shipwreck.

How did Othello feel
Seeing that he felt too deeply;
Or Hamlet or Macbeth
Or blind Oedipus;
or even Satan...

And am I one
with all these figures
Masked in black
Is my hamartia trust?
The trust I lack,
The courage I misuse.

Perhaps the courage of a braver heart
Is the tendency to stay
Rather than fight.

What an unexpected parapetia.

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