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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Credible

The Oxford English Dictionary did
result from that explosion in the printing press!
That blue-green earth-marble circles its fair sun
from a fixed reach of ninety-three million miles

purely by chance. Our complex skeletons --
ganglia, veins and arteries, and cells --
are random collectivities of atoms
held together by serendipity.

Those hyperdynamic monkeys did succeed
in giving us, after centuries of typing,
the works of Shakespeare, Keats, and Alighieri!

Stars that delight our eyes on cool clear nights?
Galactic clutter, luminous detritus:
certainly not a sign of the mind of God.

A Young Woman of Boston

Elegant as pi to the hundredth decimal, beautiful as a quadratic equation, close as Cambodia, distant as winter, precise and mathematica...