Dissolve apathy in The Seven Seas,
Terraform the Planet put re-Creation in the Breeze.
Apply lotion to The Plants and Trees,
Rehydrate The Glaciers and halt The Desert please.
Discuss in open forum the conflict of all Beasts,
That none be less or more than them, let exploitation cease.
Serenade our Group Psychosis and Soothe Delusions Pain,
that we awake to realise the place from which we came.
2 thoughts on “Weltschmerz”
“Never knew before what eternity was made for. It is to give some of us a chance to learn German.” –Mark Twain, Notebook #14
Thanks to Rachel for directing me to the Mark Twain quote above.
Although German isn’t a lyrical or pretty language the Germans being functional and specific in their lifestyles have created many words which describe emotions and feelings that are simply not available in some other tongues. My German is a little rusty but I think I could survive there. The meaning of the title doesn’t specifically relate to the text..however it was the emotion I was experiencing at the time of writing. I was attempting to introduce some kind of physical curing process in each line…in a way that might suggest we can still yet fix the damage we have done, whether that is true or not or we have the will to do such I thing I am unsure of.
Very cool concept.
“Apply lotion to The Plants and Trees,
Rehydrate The Glaciers and halt The Desert please.”
This stanza stood out to me in particular.