Life and Death (SAP 26)


This poem touches upon the relation between life and death and the mystic truth it hides.

LIFE AND DEATH

Life, death,—death, life; the words have led for ages
       Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed
Two opposites; but now long-hidden pages
        Are opened, liberating truths undreamed.
Life only is, or death is life disguised,—
Life a short death until by life we are surprised.

[CWSA 2: 216]

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