Pieces of Nietzsche by Stuart France

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Reblogged from France and Vincent:

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NEW EUROPEANS

The desire for Truth.

That ‘temptress to risk’.

The veracity which all ‘lovers of wisdom’ revere.

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What questions this desire calls forth!

What weird and wicked queries!

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Such an enterprise already has history

but feels like it began yesterday.

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Before we lost patience

and turned our back to the Chimera of Enquiry

we stumbled upon an ‘angle’…

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Who really stands before us and asks?

Who wants to know?

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Over this hurdle we toiled, to climb,

and at its summit we saw before us yet another more basic obstacle…

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What value has such desire?

Would not a lie suffice just as well?

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We held up a mirror to the face of our Chimera

and suddenly we knew neither querent nor savant.

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It is this stand-offish Truth,

which plays, now, like a frown,

over the…

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