The Ancient Modern

Inherence/Repercussion  /  Joshua Alan Sturgill     

Utility drives out meaning
Beauty flies from control
A face cannot be dissected
The parts belie the whole

A microscope misses heaven
A telescope overlooks life
A fool goes hunting for truth
With a textbook and a knife

Invention cannot teach us
If we are unwilling to learn
First from silence, then from light
Astonishing, each in its turn

A landscape is a harmony
One, a many must hold
If Nature appears in pieces
The fracture began in the soul

Comfort and automation
Find us asleep and astray
First the silence, then the light
Dissolved in a clamorous haze


All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2022 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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