Reading Lucretius



Now is the time to read Lucretius

There is nothing new in him, perhaps

But one needs recognition: old things

Moving eternally on similar laws


I better understand some poets. Hölderlin

Ich lebe nicht mehr gerne. The colonial

Dutch Du Perron who said the line

Niet zijn meer wat we ons weten nog

Niet  durven denken wat wij zijn. After Byron.

Slau in hospital breathing his last verse.


But we are not sick men. We only fold

Our tents for the last trek and bag Lucretius

Looking at nature’s things. That what will

Live on. When what we built, our friendships

And good works, have blown forever with the wind


Casa Giano  4 IV 2018