Plato and His Ruins lyrics
Plato and His Ruins
PLATO AND HIS RUINS
Welcome to this time of progressive aging
Where that old pure nature is always defiled
This sense of time – between Zeus and Chronos lies the parricide
Ruins of all nature – nothing more may exist
Ruins of all nature – corruption of ideas
Reminiscence – against all of our senses
A rope between sensible and intelligible?
Nothing can we build but everything is lost
The pilot of the universe let the helm go,
And retired to his place of view;
And then fate and innate desire
Reversed the motion of the world (PLATO, TIMAEUS)
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