The Rational Empiricist can’t know
The mysteries that spiritualists see
And fathom by divining far below
Or far above materiality.
What Descartes severed from the modern mind
By limiting our science to our senses
Has made us more adroit but left us blind
To visions that no matter recompenses.
What those who weigh and measure cannot reach
Is what all human hearts must comprehend,
But who these days knows what or how to teach
Those visionary skills to apprehend
The soul of this mysterious universe
And lift the dismal veil of Descartes’ curse?