Imagination! What a power we own
To bring to mind a picture of some thing
Our eyes can’t see, a private twilight zone
Of fantasy where sometimes angels sing
And sometimes devils lurk or monsters prowl
But also new ideas formulate:
Just when you’re ready to throw in the towel,
A fresh invention comes in view that’s great.
Do other creatures have such visionary
Capacity as we? Can they foresee,
Devise, invent or in their minds’ eye carry
The picture of a thing that’s yet to be?
Imagination is a human trait
That makes us both so monstrous and so great.