The More We Know Poem by Harley White

The More We Know

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While novel revelations come and go,
discoveries that shed uncharted light,
the more we know the more there is to know.

We seek to see into the heavens' show
with telescopes that stretch our earthly sight
while novel revelations come and go

plus suppositions pertinent although
while seeming sapience to overwrite
the more we know the more there is to know.

Discoveries bring queries apropos,
some theories rejected reignite,
while novel revelations come and go.

Sagacity in science may outgrow
existing thought amongst the erudite.
The more we know the more there is to know.

How can we humans fathom cosmic flow?
Infinity evades our senses' flight.
While novel revelations come and go,
the more we know the more there is to know.

The More We Know
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: cosmology,perception,universe,human condition,wisdom,knowledge,senses,curiosity,space
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The poem is in the form of a villanelle… A source of inspiration was the following… The inner region of the Orion Nebula as seen by the James Webb Space Telescope's NIRCam instrument… Explanation: This composite image shows the inner region of the Orion Nebula as seen by the James Webb Space Telescope's NIRCam instrument. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, Data reduction and analysis: PDRs4All ERS Team; graphical processing S. Fuenmayor
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kim Barney 20 September 2022

Very nicely done villanelle. Interesting subject also. So much truth in your carefully chosen words. Thanks for posting.

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Harley White 21 September 2022

I thank you very much for reading the poem and for your words of appreciation!

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UNNIKRISHNAN Sivasankara Menon 20 September 2022

The more we try to learn about anything, we come to realise how little we know. This is true of any subject, viz. science, economics, philosophy or even history. This is more true of the study of Cosmos, the universe.

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Harley White 20 September 2022

Indeed that's so...

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