Could We but Have the Clarity of Fate

Music: La Cathedrale Engloutie.
By Claude Debussy. Sequenced by Jeruen E. Dery at
Kunst der Fuge.

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Could we but have the clarity of fate
Or see the future as we do the past,
Little would we miss the mystery
Unknown to those who know what lies ahead.
Mountains make horizons definite,
Blocking off infinity, the last
Unbroken wave upon this solid sea,
Singing songs that we have long since heard.
Do, then, those few sailors celebrate,
Alone amidst the watery wilderness,
Yet seeking grandly what it is to be.




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