The Enemy of the Good (eideteker) wrote,
The Enemy of the Good

  • Mood:
  • Music:
Excerpted from W.H. Auden's "Victor"

"Victor looked up at the sunset as he stood there all alone;
Cried: "Are you in Heaven, Father?" but the sky said: "Address not known."
Victor looked up at the mountains, the mountains all covered with snow;
Cried: "Are you pleased with me, Father?" and the answer came back, No.
Victor came to the forest, cried: "Father, will she ever be true?"
And the oaks and the beeches shook their heads and they answered: "Not to you."
Victor came to the meadow where the wind went sweeping by;
Cried: "O Father, I love her so," but the wind said: "She must die."
Victor came to the river running so deep and so still;
Crying: "O Father, what shall I do?"and the river answered: "Kill."
There was a voice in his left ear, there was a voice in his right,
There was a voice in the base of his skull saying: 'She must die tonight.'"

I think the voices in my head are saying "KILT KILT KILT" so I should probably take up Highland dancing.

  • Gender, what a concept!

    This is an essay I wrote but never shared after *last* year's #ComingOutDay. I touched it up a little, but it's still very rough (I've learned a…

  • Where ya from? :)

    The following piece is a monologue I performed for "The Griot Show" last weekend: I get asked this question a lot: "Where are you from?"…

  • Coming to rest.

    Copied from facebook (sorry, but it's something). One of the topics I was researching yesterday was sundive trajectories. It may be surprising, but…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment