Sunday, July 11, 2010


for Edmund J. Bourne

The new view's that the universe is meant,
Designed by cosmological intent,
Alive with vital energy and thought,
Not random but conforming to an ought;
Thus evolution’s arrow points at us
And others: consciousness is omnibus
And will emerge spontaneously throughout
The Cosmos’ span: life knows no dearth or drought.

If this postmodern view (supplanting that
Of Matter’s reign, empirical and flat),
Multidimensional with quantum realms,
Is true, it absolutely overwhelms
The premises of secular belief
And breathes the news of spiritual relief.