Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TC: The Pharaohs Sacrifice Themselves Before Her


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Goddess Nut, arched protectively over Earth and its inhabitants: photo by Golden Meadows, 2006

Time is the sweet cheat that unhinged
The Egyptians. The fugitive object

Of desire keeps fleeing, the symbol
Denoting speed in physics must now  

Precede any expression of her value.
Algebra of desire yields to total

Calculus of need: instant nothingness
In which there flows an invisible current.
When it flows through the tomb, one is forced
To bow down and worship an obscure,
Mysterious and implacable goddess.

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Pharaoh Horemheb and goddess Amunet (as an aspect of Hathor): from the Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings at Thebes: photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, 2002


VANITAS said...

Any goddess called Nut has got my vote!

Marie W said...

Algebra of desire yields to total
Calculus of need: instant nothingness. Arguably the most beautiful equation ever written. And it can be read backwards too. So amazingly beautiful and so terribly true.

Marie W said...

I am also thinking that everything we are made of follows the implacable laws of physics. And chemistry. And has the same end. OK I might be stretching it a little :-)

TC said...

We are at the mercy of chemistry and physics, with their fluid situations and implacable laws.

As Albert Einstein once explained to King Tut in private conversation, all Goddesses are Nuts!