Thursday, April 23, 2009

Strange is the world

Strange is the world 
Why should men 
Receive life in this world?
Men's lives are as meaningless 
As the lives of insects 
The terrible folly 
Of such suffering 
A man lives but 
As briefly as a flower 
Destined all too soon 
To decay into the stink of flesh 
Humanity strives 
All its days 
To sear its own flesh 
In the flames of base desire 
Exposing itself To Fate's Five Calamities 
Heaping karma upon karma 
All that awaits Man 
At the end 
Of his travails 
Is the stench of rotting flesh 
That will yet blossom into flower 
Its foul odor rendered 
Into sweet perfume 
Oh, fascinating 
The life of Man 
Oh, fascinating

-The Spirit's song from Akira Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood," the truest adaptation of "Macbeth" on film.

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