Saturday, January 28, 2012


   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.