Saturday, December 7, 2013


        Imagination is that faculty of ours,
        Perhaps the greatest of our human powers,
        By which we visualize what yet may be
        So we might urge it toward reality.

        What starts as a desire becomes design,
        An image toward which many powers align,
        Both conscious and unconscious, till at last
        A never-before-seen icon is cast.

        No wonder then that we suppose a God
        As a creator who can turn a clod
        Of clay into an animated being,
        For this is but a glorious way of seeing

             Writ large that universal principle
             Which makes an airy image corporal.