Sunday, May 29, 2016


                    We come not out of nothing, but a Source
                    That’s still mysterious, for all we know
                    Through all our sciences: a subtle force,
                    A secret animus that makes life glow.

                   There is a realm beyond mere mechanism,
                   The physics of dead matter and its motion;
                   Instead—the universal source of wisdom,
                   Intelligence throughout the cosmic ocean.

                   Good Orderly Direction, nicknamed GOD,
                   Is what, of late, we’ve come to call this Being
                   Who somehow elevated us from fertile sod
                   Investing us with consciousness and seeing,

                        Releasing us from spells all beasts lie under—
                        Thus freeing us to ponder and to wonder.