From Nietzche’s madness to modern

Rabbi David Wolpe muses this week on matters great and small–from great philosophers of old to common frustrations of life … Continued

Rabbi David Wolpe muses this week on matters great and small–from great philosophers of old to common frustrations of life in 2013. Here is this week’s contribution:

Nietzsche lived in madness

Kiekegaard with dread

Damocles with a sharpened sword

Suspended ‘bove his head.


Goethe had his Werther

Voltaire his infamy

And what of Hume, who never saw

The self he sought to see?


Great spirits have great troubles

As they sail life’s uncharted seas

But while I grope to grasp their scope

I’ve lost my blasted keys.

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