The Dying Flame
“Queen: My friends, where is this Athens said to be?
Chorus: Far toward the dying flames of the sun.”
Aeschylus, The Persians
Would we be slaves to the rule of the night?
Only if we defer to the mass – rejecting our sight.
Rejecting the true
embodied in the reality of things --
Things here, now, the
world of our life
We must grasp the dying flames of reason
Before our light is extinguished.
From Preludes of the Mind 2010 by James Henderson