02 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Davy's Poem Seeking to Inspire Other Scientists

He depicts himself watching in rapture the two adult grey-tailed eagles in the bright sunlight, followed by their young offspring. This moment is transformed into an image of Davy the man of science, hoping to inspire his young scientific protégés to ever greater discoveries. The mighty birds still upward rose In slow but constant and most steady flight. The young ones following; and they would pause, As if to teach them how to bear the light And keep the solar glory full in sight. So went...
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Evokes images of prometheus, but also of triumph.