Trakl: ‘and where at eventide the whisper of lovers blends with the murmur of the water’ (Dreamland)
Maybe the problem of finding those words able to be closed to the world is not one of acquiring the most pertinent meanings in a solitary way.
One equips himself with such meanings as long as he supposes the things discussed lay in the daytime. A thing in the daytime can be repeatedly met and left away with the belief that it never disappears by itself and that it never intervenes in our disappearance or passing away.
Therefore, the much frequented expression of ‘the light of knowledge’. The light ensures that the things can be met solitary by anybody in his solitude. The words describing the lighten things are loudly spoken, without any care for their possibility to be heard by others in their intimate relation with the world. Even if we clearly know that the words that enter in our intimate concern with the world are rather those met in music, prayer or whisper.
The insufficiency of the lighten knowledge is due to such lack of coming to others in their intimacy with the world. The price of objective knowledge is the abandon of others’ intimacy with the world known. The world is relearned at once with the objective knowledge. It is not confirmed the previous relation to the world developed in our intimacy. Evidence: in our intimacy, as it happens in our intimate dreams, the things disappear and are always obscured by their unknown impression upon us.
Moreover, the language of lighten knowledge imposes upon others with the force of the firm things exposed in the daytime. The communication is often marked by the wish of dominating others as disciples, being a rare situation that of sharing the knowledge as a way of loving others.
Differently, the lovers do not communicate the knowledge of things through their whispers, they do not inform each other about the ‘murmur of water’, but they make it known by blending with it. There is touched the ideal of knowledge to bring the world closer to human beings.
They do not transmit the knowledge by ‘blending’. They have not the distance required for transmitting knowledge. And they do not know they know the things with which they blend. Moreover, they do not know each other otherwise than lovers. Only when love ends, the lovers come to know each other as some persons to be known and recognize the things in their daytime existence and in their rigidity of being always there, in an impersonal world.
Socratic erotic knowledge is also one of the things that disappear on behalf of other higher realities. Even if we decline the existence of such realities, the primary disbelief in the things exposed in the daytime helps to apprehend the world.