Ecce Homo Complete Works, Volume Seventeen

By Friedrich Nietzsche

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Walks the purple of thy love,
Thy last hesitating holiness....


Golden gaiety, come!
Thou, the sweetest foretaste--
Foretaste of death!
--Went I my way too swiftly?
Now that the foot grows weary,
Thine eye still catches me,
Thy happiness still catches me.

Around but waves and play.
Whatever was hard
--Sank into blue oblivion.
My boat now stands idle.
Storm and motion--how did it forget them!
Desire and Hope are drowned,
Sea and soul are becalmed.

Seventh Solitude!
Never felt!
Sweet certainty nearer,
Or warmer the sun's ray.
--Glows not the ice of my summit yet?
Silvery, light, a fish
Now my vessel swims out....


So would I die
As then I saw him die,
The friend, who like a god
Into my darkling youth
Threw lightning's light and fire:
Buoyant yet deep was he,
Yea, in the battle's strife
With the gay dancer's heart.

Amid the warriors
His was the lightest heart,
Amid the conquerors
His brow was dark with thought--
He was a fate poised on his destiny:
Unbending, casting thought into the past
And future, such was he.

Fearful beneath the weight of victory,
Yet chanting, as both victory and death
Came hand and hand to him.

Commanding even as he lay in death,
And his command that man annihilate.

So would I die
As then I saw him die,
Victorious and destroying.


Here, where the island grew amid the seas,
A sacrificial rock high-towering,

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