Schopenhauer’s Will

Revised 28 August 2014.

Tink's ChapBlog ~ Tales of the Tribe. Mythopoeic Verse

“It is a perennial philosophical reflection that if one looks deeply enough into oneself, one will discover not only one’s own essence, but also the essence of the universe.”1

Blessed are they
Who entertain others –
They make up friendships
That take them together.

But blessed is he
Who just has himself –
At least he has someone,
If nobody else.

And then there are those
Who have not themselves –
Alone, on their own,
There’s no one at home.

God help these others
With whom no one bothers.
For their’s is the sadder,
Lonely, and harder.

Bless all these three types,
Forever in tether;
Whether as feathered, separate,
Or severed.

Once, never;
If ever, together –
Though others,
Forever engendered.

©2014, Marvin Welborn
20 July 2014. Revised 21 July 2014. Revised 28 August 2014.

Wicks, Robert, “Arthur Schopenhauer”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy…

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