Plato’s Chariot


This is a 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 form poem about Plato’s model of the mind, a chariot drawn by two horses Epithumia and Thumos, guided by the charioteer, Logos. It’s clear who Plato thought should be in charge…

Passions
And Spirit
One steed unruly
The other one stalwart
Reason with the Charioteer’s crop
Giving direction to Passions and Spirit
But going nowhere at all without them.

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