Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,370 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Strange Mental Wavelengths - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Page 286 of my book, highlighting in orange
and pink, writing down references to check
against research notes made long ago, now
tired of sitting still for so long - just reading -

Fixing the kitchen the only opportunity for
physical activity, could clean the floors but
this holds no interest, reading the history of
anthropology, palaeontology and geology

Especially astrology, moving from Hamlet's
Mill to Maurice Cotterel, I'm stuck on strange
mental wavelengths, disappointed that pre-
conceptions make people refuse to accept

New discoveries - history of man's scientific
development a story of selfish aggrandizement
and betrayal - yet the sweet allure of ideals
and dreams remains untouched within me

I keep my inner world safe from decadence
and cynicism by revisiting high visions, in-
doctrinating myself to follow the principles
in which we can only believe as long as

We keep repeating them to counter the
evidence of those who refuse to bring
about changes in the reality inherited
from previous creators

'From Atlantis to the Sphinx' by Colin
Wilson, Virgin Books 2000
pp 108 - 286

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 9, 2012

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