The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

Admirer as I think I am/Of stars that do not give a damn

Darkness is fun to draw.

Bread Loaf Mountain provides an extraordinary night sky and it was dizzying to spend the whole day trying to feel like a serious writer and then tilt my head back at night and get smashed by the enormity of visible space. I would talk to myself, and to the stars, at such times. I recited to them what I could remember of that Auden poem, for example.

I like the defiant tone of Auden's poem, the idea of love as an act of bravery undertaken for its own sake. But I disagree with him about indifference being the least we have to fear. Indifference is one of the things I'm most afraid of. Warren Zevon wrote a song about all this, of course:

A gentle rain falls on me
And all life folds back into the sea
We contemplate eternity
Beneath the vast indifference of Heaven
Tags: darkness, stix, w. h. auden, warren zevon
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