Monday, November 12, 2012
From the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 174
The effects of the Gospel continued: gathering and scattering.
Myth veils sacred violence so as to hide its morally troubling aspects. Myth tricks violence into spending itself on victims whose death will provoke no reprisals. To avenge a death is to reenter the sacrificial system
Posted by Randy Coleman-Riese at 1:30 AM
Labels: Auden, gathering or scattering, holocaust, myth, old sacred system
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