Being at one is god-like and good, but human, too human, the maniaWhich insists there is only the One, one country, one truth, and one way.
"The Root of All Evil" as translated by Michael Hamburger
Wer das Tiefste gedacht, liebt das Lebendigste.Friedrich Hölderlin
The earth with yellow pears
And overgrown with roses wild
Upon the pond is bent,
And swans divine,
With kisses drunk
You drop your heads
In the sublimely sobering water.
But where, with winter come, am I
To find, alas, the floweres, and where
And the shadow of the world?
Cold the walls stand
And the wordless, in the wind
The weathercocks are rattling.