Dionysus, Apollo - Balance Me
Dionysian passion fills my soul
With a stream of life, that knows no restraint,
Your frantic current defies all control-
Awakens the devil within the saint.
Injected with life, I'm lost in your force
As waves of strange visions rend me apart,
For purpose that has no ending no source-
Oh, come to my rescue creative art.
Apollo, come harness this raging stream,
With power of reason, channel the surge,
Reshape my voluptuous, savage dream-
Transmute its horror to aesthetic urge.
Bring order to chaos—hold tight your rein-
Come, challenge this frenzy of energy!
You both are needed—the crazy, the sane-
Dionysus! Apollo! Balance me!
August 26, 2014
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*In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of reason and the rational while Dionysus is the god of the irrational and chaos. The content of all artistic creation is based on the tension created by the interplay between these two. The use of the concepts of the Apollonian and Dionysian is famously linked to the philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.
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