Monday, June 16, 2008

Cycles

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One thing people must have noticed
Back when glaciers were retreating:
Both the nearest and remotest
Things in nature keep repeating.

Every day they'd see the sun set,
And it came as no surprise
(Unless they were prone to forget)
Come next morning, it would rise.

Likewise, the moon shrank and re-grew
And the tides would fall and rise.
All these natural cycles they knew
Could be seen with naked eyes.

Appetites and prey migration,
And the changing of the seasons,
Even women's menstruation
All recurred for unknown reasons.

All this endless repetition,
Though it seems to us quite boring
May have graced their crude condition
With a sense that's reassuring.

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