The Ego by Conrad Aiken

Ego! Ego! Burning blind
in the forest of the mind
what immortal alchemy
or what immoral chemistry
dared shape thy fearful symmetry
dared dream thy fearful liberty
and in the eye
conceived the I
and in the ‘Aye!’
a Me!

Conrad Aiken
1889–1973

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Russell Boyle, of russellboyle.com, is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. Russell is the author of a number of teaching resources, including the Year 7 to 8 Mathematics Short-Answer Tasks, the Year 7 to 10 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Tasks, the Year 9 Extended-Response Tasks, the solutions to the Year 12 VCAA Mathematics Exams and the Web-Programming For Beginners series of courses. Russell's poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness.
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