Edward Wright Haile

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Is Anything Too Small For Science? - Poem by Edward Wright Haile

Is anything too small for science?
What is too small?

Must we discipline our understanding
from the stereotype of life:

Am is man...
Man is animal...
Animal is water... Water

(Birds fly out of that dream of
sea mirrors heaving in a fog)

... is stars too small for science;
if they ever burn at all
are still only the sput, the shards, and the seconds
in the manufactory
of lovers’ acts and merely lovers’ dreams.

Ask of truth and truth is always
fullspeed ahead.

Science then takes on to be
the Jupiter for little heads who
would make science of Jupiter.

I know the earth is never prettier
than potters make it.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 23, 2010

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