“Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German poet and philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the concepts of Christianity, traditional morality and religion. His unique metaphors, irony and aphorism makes his poetry both, controversial as well as popular. Nietzsche was an inspiration to many poets of his time because of his honest questioning of all doctrines. Being among one of the first existentialist philosophers, his revolutionary style of poetry and His radical questioning of the value and objectivity of truth has been the focus of extensive commentary.
Despite his constantly deteriorating health, Nietzsche wrote prolifically and profoundly for years highlighting a pessimistic view on modern society and culture through his poems. W. B. Yeats and Arthur Symons described Nietzsche as the intellectual heir to William Blake.
Under conditions of peace the warlike man attacks himself.
One ought to depart from life as Odysseus departed from Nausicaa. Blessing it rather than in love with it.
The disappointed man speaks : “I listen for an echo and I heard only praise.”
Today a man of knowledge might easily feel as if he were God become animal.
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