MAN

 

                                      Man isn't static, like the animals,

                                      But free to evolve.

                                      His pagan beginnings in

                                      A pre-dualistic context of lopsided sensuality

                                      Eventually led to a Christian climax

                                      Of dualistic balance between

                                      The flesh and the spirit,

                                      In which man assumed the mantle of God.

 

                                      Modern man, however, is lopsided

                                      On the side of the spirit

                                      In the post-dualistic context

                                      Of transcendentalism,

                                      And is accordingly drawing near his end.

                                      The Superman will be as different

                                      From modern man as primitive man was

                                      From his ape-like ancestor,

                                      A species towards which

                                      Transcendental man aspires.

                                      We need not regret the passing of our own.