There’s magic in math, in science, in nature.
Khayyam and Da Vinci knew it, wrote it, drew it;
Galileo and Newton sought it in the stars,
Fibonacci found it in numerical sequences – patterns
repeating in nature: mysteries unfolding in a fern,
the florets of a flower, chambers of a nautilus.
Empiricists can catalog details,
focus on the bits and bytes,
but they see
only a small piece
of a much bigger picture.
There are facts & figures one can gather, yes:
you may weigh and measure all you like.
Calculate and extrapolate, if you must,
hypothesize and postulate, if you insist.
But, numbers, figures, data,
reasons & rationale
will only get you
Sooner or later,
you must put aside
the slide rule,
binoculars & microscope
and Open Your Self Up.
The rest – the magic & mystery,
must be perceived by another means.
Sometimes, it’s simply
a matter of employing
the proper lens.
|photo by PSC / 2014|
Written for 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 29 – A realistic-magical poem: