Monday, December 19, 2016

                    That we are here, we human beings, aware
                    Through our evolving sciences of all
                    We’ve come to comprehend, subtle and rare,
                    Must be regarded as our Rise, not Fall.

                    That tree of knowledge, tempting us from Good
                    By showing that it had an opposite
                    Is but a fable long misunderstood
                    Although a tenet of our Holy Writ.

                   “Knowledge is power,” as Francis Bacon claimed,
                   And yet, agreed, it may be misapplied;
                   Our homo sapience should be well aimed
                   With calculated wisdom as our guide.

                        Not only into knowledge must we grow,
                        But into sight that shows us where to go.