Definition #92 Ecstasy


From Jack London
In The Call of the Wild, he wrote:

“There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise.

And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.

This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame;

it comes to the soldier, war-mad in a stricken field and refusing quarter;

and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf-cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight.


snaps its tail
flies its kite
startles me!

fantastic opp
app of the century
deal of the day!

Zip it up
before trial runs out
warranty dies
accounts are void!

Ecstasy calls
whips its lure
snaps its light
beckons its beacon!

I f r e e z e.
d i s c e r n.
“complete as is”
Be s t i l l.

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