Sunday, November 8, 2009

Status of the Study

In Heidegger’s defense we should
Recall that the Germans
Were Innerlichkeit (or needed to be)
Volk in contrast
To the superficial
French and egotistical
British and Americans.
There was no thought
Of what they would become.
How could there be?
Even the Jews thought
Mein Kampf
An empty bit of rhetoric,
For who could know?
And with so many
Thinking Nineteen
Fourteen, it was almost
As if a plebeian Kaiser
Strode out of the forest,
Brandishing
Blazing gestures
As with a sword.
Whereas Heidegger could
Dichter and Denker
That the Volk
Would save mankind
From materialistic
Modernism.
He was never near
An oven! I’ll take my oath.
He dreamed his volk
A Spiritual Leader
Toward an inwardness
Which is not a savage dream,
But who could know?

1 comment:

thedistanceiskillingme said...

"Even the Jews thought

Mein Kampf

An empty bit of rhetoric,

For who could know?"

perfect.