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First Line: Thy sting sufficeth, death. If heidegger first
Subject(s): Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976)

Thy sting sufficeth, Death. If Heidegger first
saw through the human consequence of Darwin's
dread, the ingenious flight from Thee, his daring
nevertheless was only everyone's coarsest
intuition. Sufficiently, Death, thou partest
lovers -- Cindy, how then I shall be abhorrent! --
as sufficiently hath thine oppression driven
all history in a flat-out surge from "durst not"
to "civilization," to thwarted Being. Death,
shall we thank Thee? Cindy and I can love,
love more than sufficiently, driven by Thee
to extremest sexual refinement in our wrath
and anguish. We do give thanks, we do. Reprove
us not if we give lamely and philosophically.

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