The Argument from Design|
What wonder work of man's design evokes!:Then what
A geodesic dome, orchestral ode,
A marble torso's polished poise, a leaf
Of patient monk's calligraphy.
Of choral symphonies cetaceans sing?
--Or diatomic skeletons? --Long wings
Of gliding swans? --Or butterflies that spread
Their richly painted pages in the sun?
There is wonder in wheels: in wheels that do not pitchAnd wonder, too, that deep within the mind
Or crawl or bend at an uncertain knee,
That nature beyond nature brings, in wheels
That roll their treads in silver lunar soil;
Of man, there is a notion of design.
© Douglas Allchin