MIND BEFORE MATTER
Mind is implicit in the universe,
Unfolding over eons into us,
The grandest gift we know it could disburse,
Though not the only one that ever was.
The odds are infinite that other minds
Have manifested in the vasts of space;
And that the cosmos shows implied designs
That we will soon discover how to trace.
But should we then personify this source,
As ancient sages did who first inferred
Some deity had set us on our course
By the authority of His high word?
If only for the sake of poetry,
Let’s grant our Source a personality.