The Death of the Enlightenment


Published: November 17, 2010


The French Enlightenment extolled our rationality

Until it was stabbed in the chest

By Freud

With the Knife he found

When he dove to the bottom of the sea and

Explored the depths of the psyche


And when he came to the surface,

Gasping and thrilled,

He lifted from the water his shining find:

The Unconscious