Nietzsche - Thus spake Zarathustra - LIX The Second Dance Song
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From Thus spake Zarathustra - LIX. THE SECOND DANCE-SONG.
"Into thine eyes gazed I lately, O Life: gold saw I gleam in thy night-eyes,--my heart stood still with delight:
--A golden bark saw I gleam on darkened waters, a sinking, drinking, reblinking, golden swing-bark!
At my dance-frantic foot, dost thou cast a glance, a laughing, questioning, melting, thrown glance:
Twice only movedst thou thy rattle with thy little hands--then did my feet swing with dance-fury.--
My heels reared aloft, my toes they hearkened,--thee they would know: hath not the dancer his ear--in his toe!
Unto thee did I spring: then fledst thou back from my bound; and towards me waved thy fleeing, flying tresses round!
Away from thee did I spring, and from thy snaky tresses: then stoodst thou there half-turned, and in thine eye caresses.
With crooked glances--dost thou teach me crooked courses; on crooked courses learn my feet--crafty fancies!
I fear thee near, I love thee far; thy flight allureth me, thy seeking secureth me:--I suffer, but for thee, what would I not gladly bear!
For thee, whose coldness inflameth, whose hatred misleadeth, whose flight enchaineth, whose mockery--pleadeth:
--Who would not hate thee, thou great bindress, inwindress, temptress, seekress, findress! Who would not love thee, thou innocent, impatient, wind-swift, child-eyed sinner!
Whither pullest thou me now, thou paragon and tomboy? And now foulest thou me fleeing; thou sweet romp dost annoy!
I dance after thee, I follow even faint traces lonely. Where art thou? Give me thy hand! Or thy finger only!………………..
Thus spake Zarathustra.
The source of the experienceNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Loneliness and isolation
SuppressionsBeauty, art and music