Spring 1958 • Vol. XX No. 2 PoetryApril 1, 1958 |

The Knowledge of Our Dream

      He who dies but does not perish has a long life.—Laotze Consciousness is the day into which man wakened from the long sleep of the world; The first uncomprehending picture the profounder parts of his being had of themselves, In which, like an eye, they achieved the capacity of light to give all things a meaning: The dream of a world outside them into which they have ever since been struggling to awake. They find that, like a dream, the picture they have of their intelligence Is never able to grasp quite all of what it knows; their knowledge ending somewhere, Like that part of his being a dreamer feels outside what is going on in his head. Like a young woman with an old husband, we find that knowledge is never able to satisfy the deeper parts of our being; It is like learning in a schoolboy's head: there are desires of which it cannot treat— The mind can contain the body for only as long as the lovers hold their kiss. From the beginning we have found that sh

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