Science Destroys Magic

Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!
alterest all things with thy peering eyes.
preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart,
Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?
How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise,
Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering.
To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies,
Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing?
Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car?
And driven the Hamadryad from the wood
To seek a shelter in some happier star?
Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood,
The Elfin from the green grass, and from me
The summer dread beneath the tamarind tree?


Science kills gods and scares fairies from the forest.

Folksonomies: science poetry superstition

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Tim Daly (0.916408): dbpedia | freebase

 To Science
Periodicals>Magazine Article:  Poe, Edgar Allan (1829), To Science, Saturday Evening Post, 11 Sep 1830, Retrieved on 2012-06-21
Folksonomies: poetry


23 MAR 2013

 Science and Naturalism in Poetry

Poems on science and nature.
Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems
Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems