Tag - Schwarz schaut Glitzerwucherflut,
das Zerrwerk, das nur nachtseits ruht.
Wahnsinn, den ich hier scheint's fliehe,
(nur) meines Wahnsinns letzter Schild,
(scheint) namenloser Ängste Quelle,
aller Wahrheit Winkelbild.

Nacht - Schwarz schaut mäßiges Nichts,
den schweren Glanz des Mondeslichts.
Tiefe, die ich darin seh',
(nur) meiner Tiefe Spiegelbild,
(scheint) stiller Sehnsucht letzter Zeuge,
aller Leere letzter Schild.

Schwarz schaut tiefsten Lichterglanz,
Sonne - Mond, den starren Tanz,
der milde alle Wege meidet,
vor - zurück - im Abgrund schwingt,
und mir meine Träume neidet.
- Schwarz durchschaut -
- Schwarz sehnt sich sehr -

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    General CommentA remorseless fall of the masks ...
    The human being takes himself to task – at the edge of nothingness: the madness that just has been named as the reason for the aversion to the day and its garish bustle is unmasked as a diversion from the human being’s own inherent madness, as a rational incapability of the human being. Yet, as for this human being seemingly subjective perception and objective reality are one and the same, madness seems to be the genuine face of the (world’s) truth in the final account. Blackness – here personifying a remorselessly perceptive human being – doesn’t spare the night that has until now been celebrated, but demystifies its alleged poetry and depth as nothing else but a projection of the profundity possible to man, a suppression of the unbearable conclusion of an emptiness surrounding each and everything, including the human being. But is it not the case that objective reality and subjective perception go hand in hand again? Or is the profundity possible to man truly a divine spark in his inner nature, finding no real counterpart in the outer nature of the world? So many questions ... speech and contradiction within one sentence ... and the sad hero is blackness, the yearning human being that sacrifices everything, and above all, himself, believing and feeling to see through all the evil games, the lively dangling over the abyss of this worldly being. And even though he is threatened by self-doubt and world-doubt, he pines for something ... something he is not able (or not allowed?) to name himself.
    Hwlwamtoson May 05, 2008   Link

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