Nature of things notes
Swim the bounding torrents
Savage works of war
Puissant… Possess power
Eternal wound of love
His greedy sight
Unbusied ears…and singleness of mind // withdrawn from cares (care less…less stress)
.”Procreant atoms”, matter, “seeds of things”
“glittering arrows of morning ”
Conquer time with length of days
Birth comes from death
Vexing and whirling
Waters soft and supple bulk
Swells with big showers
The void… The invisible inane
The inane can furnish room
No power can quench
White dazzles in the fire
Rigid gold dissolved in heat
“The ice of bronze melts… Conquered in the frame ”
Warmth and the piercing cold through the silver seep
“solid frame ”
The stuff for plenishing the world
Prime and top of life
Powerful in old simplicity
Abundance thrive a new
Gray green waves
Latent… Unseen quality
Striving in sturdy thought
Trodden by step…of none before
The untrodden path
I joy to pluck new flowers
“The wide inane ”
In endless motion…everything goes on
Such huge abundance spreads…
Craving for a center
Kindle torches new ***
The lamp of life ***
Meet and clash
Tumbling in the light
Urge to upwards! We have an urge to go upwards… To rise!
Bitter and sweet
“Goodly hues “
Barbs… tickle not wound the senses
“Salt tartar of wine”
Diamond stones; despisers of all blows
Corpuscles of stuff
“Shun the ambush of the faithless main”
“The crafty enticements of the placid deep”
The various tides of matter
“Rolling chill waters renew forever more “
“Gladsome trees for men”
The shores of light…
Wild emblems of their frenzy
Brass on brass
“Eager with armed valor to defend “
“Supreme repose”— immune from peril and immune from pain
Abounding of your own riches ! Your own inner riches
Don’t need others ; no need of wrath
“Battle eager horses “
Ruthless jaws of time
“Produce the proper motions “
“Vital motions “
“My sweet toil”
Ocean one pure sheen
Colors are in hostile opposition to one another ?
Bright gold bronze
The fragments die away
Orphaned of colors
Odour of nectar
Vital knots of soul
Shake away the motion of death
“Swift elan of thought .. flies unencumbered forth “
Unencumbered — debt
Bestirred in everlasting motion
Perform no work outside the same
Innate motion chanced to clash and cling
Together at random, without design.
Untroubled ages and a serene life!
Why do we seek serenity?
Earth gets increase
Extreme bound of growth
Nature with her powers curb all increase…what do we do once we cannot increase anymore?
The food is easily infused in the veins
Touch developments top pinnacle
Prosper : a liquid and unsullied joy
Raise untrammeled to the Peaks of power
All motions of joy, and phantoms of heart.
Sense bearing motions … we need motion!
Training is what makes us men refined
Don’t be touched by fear
How to live a life worthy of the gods ?
The soul and mind are bound together, evermore.
Increase the power of the mind
“Self same time “
Energy of mind and soul
Immortal, battling with the master winds
“Mortal lives the mind “
Add new parts, or readjust the order given
Eyes pilot life
Union… prosper and enjoy (body and mind )
Seeds of soul.
How can mind wax strong ?
Death to us is nothing !
Icy pause of life.
Frame exhaust… outworn…..
“I wander afield, thriving in sturdy thought “
“Bodies that strike the eyes,,, awaking sight “
Piercing luster often burns (scorches) the eyes
All reason is falsified
Thy calculations in affairs of life
Troops of words marshaled against the senses is quite vain
Mobile tongue, artificer of words
What is bitter to some is sweet to others
Eyes… essaying to perceive the fine
Limbs for office of utility
Soul moves the mind ?
What frees the breast from cares of mind ?
The frame… drenched in the everlasting cold of death
Can flame arise anew from unseen fire ?
Pour forth my words not unto empty winds
Sleep follows after food ****
Body is bruised by labor hard
We seek the nature of the world
So great the influence of pursuit and zest
Beholding stranger visages
Mortal minds, Mighty motions, mighty enterprises !
Impulse and irritation
Pleasures, free of penalty
Germs of madness, bites of passion
Venus deludes with idol-Images
Rich sea purple dress
All beauty as relative… in the eye of the beholder ?
Lucretius notes 2
The plan of life, which is called philosophy
Havens so secure, light so clear.
Sweet solaces of life
Live a life free of care…on living a carefree life … via negativa… to be happier, have fewer cares ?
Hurried back unto the fears
Nature of mind cannot arise alone !
Sense divine… life force quickened
Things acquired by the sternest toil
Skiey sun with baneful heats
The earth and nature give everything to us… aboundingly!
Augmented with new growth
Forever with new waters overflow
Abounding well spring of liquid light
Eternal sun, Doth flood the heaven over — Constant flux of radiance ever new
The fountain head of light supply new light
Stones are conquered by time
The holy influence postpone the terminals of fate
Assaulting aeons with no crash
Earth all things
Increase and food
Add new devices…
Conflux, with flux
Fluxus… fluere… flow
Redden into gold… be gemmed with dew
Long aerial winds
Brawling of the winds of air…mingles its liquid body
Energy of mind which steers the limbs
Aspire to seize the sky
Days wax, nights wane.
Resplendent with white radiance
Valor … be strong
How to thrive and live.
Abounding riches,,,if we live by thrift !
There is never a “lack of little” in the world !
Follow your own thoughts… not what other men speak! ***
Composed and tranquil life ?
Don’t live with care,.. weary of war
It doesn’t cost us pain to NOT have luxuries!
Don’t toil on,.., futile!
Don’t waste my years in idle cares.
Man walks forward…with eager step by eager step!
Anxious hearts, vexed mind,,,torments of the mind
Don’t roll in the “grim waves of care”
Gods…. supreme repose … serene repose
Tranquil peace of mind
Red thunderbolts (levin) unto men.
Tongue… the minds interpreter