Who Would Want to be Worshipped by Man? the eyes of oedipus speak many masks removed morning light arouses those graveside tulips no speeches flow from the lips of agememnon siegfried looks at the glasscine gravatures alone gotterdammerung! gotterdammerung! his hand passes through the fire brunnhilde! brunnhilde will stir no more tod gods- he weeps now- tod brunnhilde his quest ended but no love to assuage his wounds in the east a new light awakens the forest life he glimpses a new race unburdened with his gods laughter is the last music he heard from the sea and to the sea does he return sparrows pluck twigs from his pyre all lie in the eternal darkness no cup was ever found in all the lands hair whiter than the foaming sea, tainted with his son's blood upon his hand rests no ring of fidelity far from his lands, far from his people he lies under the marred waters of his descendents no cry of need can return him from his land of sorrow 386 processors and thermonuclear warheads niels and albert argued over god's dice russell and whitehead searched for mathematical purity uncle kurt showed them the dirt from seed to spaling to many branched wonder brother watson and brother crick found our chains particle beam weapons,acquired immune deficiency- this we give our heirs all has been reduced to codes and yet-to-be broken ciphers what you or i find will be mute within ourselves nothing, nothing to describe communion (even lovers are removed from one another by their skin) no gods would want to walk this recycled land
Kenneth E. DeBacker's Questions:
Do you think that the span of time is appropiate with the compression of names to represent ideas; i.e., is the origins of the Western world to contemporary times justified by the theme within the poem, and does the structue amplify or hinder in the explication of the theme?
Given the rapidity of technological change do you think that the last
stanza is dated due to naming what was cutting edge technology (e.g.,386