By William C. Clarke
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Having spent the final hundred years or so attempting to overthrow God and change him with the beaker jar, scientists lately are actually attempting to resuscitate him. you'll imagine they might have greater activities, what with the issues of melanoma, oil, the surroundings, worldwide warming, and so on. but a week or so it sort of feels one other scientist desires to chime in together with his personal sophomoric idea of Philosophy one hundred and one, and luxury us that God remains to be there, we simply did not understand it beforehand.
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24 A Momentary Stay On a Hill Beside the Sea I never heard skylarks until on a hill beside the sea they flushed from tufts of brown-gold grass chirruping their flight song clear, trilling higher and higher becoming the voices of mermaids singing ringing from the sea falling suddenly into silence. Where land and sea converge surf advances and recedes, water sings a hissing song sliding down the sand. A Momentary Stay 25 ‘The Real Work’ — Gary Snyder, Turtle Island, 1974 Ruminant us reflections dark held on waking into thought How it continues so the same succumbing sliding back The flow still not attended to 26 A Momentary Stay Poem Oh spare me!
In libraries neatly aligned volumes sag the shelves fodder for bookworms, the words failing to explain their own assembled stasis. In the world poverty propagates, crime climbs, economies debilitate, health statistics sicken, the soil slides down slope beneath the dearth of a bird’s song. Intervention is supplicated, implementation stumbles, theories prove unequal to their task, policies are not initiated, regulations cower unapplied until the too-hard basket overflows, away into the amnesiac swamp.
28 A Momentary Stay In Life In life Clifford never missed a step nor tripped on curbs Now dead he flees weaponless from disgruntled gods A Momentary Stay 29 My Father once helped me with my arithmetic and because he was an engineer became exasperated when I didn’t catch on quickly nor rightly see how numbers should be reckoned but did he I wonder now grasp how much I liked sitting beside him nonetheless 30 A Momentary Stay Sometimes I don’t know how the God I don’t believe in judges me who is so sure it all began with that Big Bang, inexplicable, a universe out of nothing for no purpose.