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The Sense of Wonder, an Apology. - the period of cosmography
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.

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joculum From: joculum Date: June 20th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love this. Also loved your reply to juggzy on my friends-only post but didn't have time to comment further.

Edited at 2012-06-20 03:29 pm (UTC)
anselmo_b From: anselmo_b Date: June 23rd, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your comment. As always it is very much appreciated and you don't have to make apologies for lacking time.
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