Andrés Paniagua Curiel (anselmo_b) wrote,
Andrés Paniagua Curiel
anselmo_b

The Sense of Wonder, an Apology.

The Sense of Wonder, an Apology.

What if we made more time to watch the stars
And found such patterns drawn among their hosts
—As we have learned to say that reason bars—
The dictate of vast numbers and not ghosts?

We could give up pretending that we know,
That what we do not know to be, is not,
And leave the world its power to bestow
The sense of wonder that it once begot.

Like once in bolder times the great John Dee’s
—Whose lust for knowledge never spurned a thought—
Our reason should be pushed into wild seas
Where even now new sense is being wrought.

The cult of reason has become its shackle
It’s time we sprung it free and let it crackle.
Tags: john dee, poem, poetry, rationalism, sonnet
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