I have been told by thoughtful men / To meditate the moving face / Of nature, and with care to trace / The lineaments of now and then.

A Farmer Meditates

Ghargozolou Van Ginnekin / Has expertise in tissue cells, / And sports among the cilia / With easy diligence. / He knows as well as Bouligard / Or Blau / The ways of mitochondria.

Plato in Ohio

Fire at the edge of the primordium / Dragged through the vast receptacle towards life, / Equivalent but not the same from birth / As those ideal, unchangeable clear forms.