Ashes

by Katharina Jung

they found shelter
in my temple
i had let them stay
to feel their presence
is uncomforting me
im fainting
such power
shadows
providing messages
i learn to listen
to understand
after all
they want to be loved

“Es war ohne Gegenstand, 

dies Lachen, 

es war nur Licht; 

nur Helligkeit, 

es war das, 

was übrigbleibt, 

wenn ein echter Mensch 

durch die Leiden, 

Laster, 

Irrtümer, 

Leidenschaften 

und Missverständnisse 

der Menschen hindurchgegangen 

und ins Ewige, 

in den Weltraum 

durchgestoßen ist. 

Und die “Ewigkeit” 

war nichts anderes 

als die Erlösung 

der Zeit, 

war gewissermaßen 

ihre Rückkehr 

zur Unschuld, 

ihre Rückverwandlung 

in den Raum.”

Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

Schrift Courier new

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