Saturday, December 29, 2012


"Wisdom is the realization of what is of value to oneself and others."
—Nicholas Maxwell    

    The cosmogenic process has brought us
    Into the Universe so it may see
    Itself benevolent, not ominous,
    And eminently bound for majesty.

    Though eons in the making, we now view
    And with our growing science comprehend
    The origin of mass, the residue
    Of energy toward which all photons tend.

    The greatest revelation yet still lies
    Ahead, and it is ours to manifest,
    Which we may do if only we grow wise
    And realize those values that are best.

         What Mother Universe took pains to nourish
         Our careful tending now must help to flourish.