Descending from the mountains, down the plain,
Into the valley, I have found a cave
To live in and to contemplate my pain
And joy, the love and strife designed to save

Me from my selfishness, to be reborn.
Do not mistake my constant strong desire —
The animal is transformed to adorn
The unity whose friction brings the fire

Of love out of apparent fleshly lust,
Erecting a true temple to embrace
The higher life of love and joy…




An Anthology of Metamodern Poetry by Troy Camplin

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Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.

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