My Nietzsche

The Gay Science is
my favorite book of his.
It solves the problem

of my life. Two faiths.
Weak Christianity with
its stress on pity

(my childhood faith) and
study of my old

age in the pages
of Horace, mocking will-to-
power: these are the

same. So my life flows.
On summer nights like this I
moonwatch and listen

to garage bands chase
Nietzsche’s dream of total sound.
Everything makes sense.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

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