7.11.2014

Cast

it is addressed thusly:
An ode.
it reads:
The part is before the whole he said
Do you not see how a thing is made --?
That to infer beyond sense God forbade
I had never heard, tho' bright reason fled
Before a noisy crowd of idol chatter
To make the earth round, made it flatter
An interchangeable part, did it make
A man forget what sort of shape required
What mentation must first have implied
A form of forms - a whole mistake
A limb or piece might by guess impart --
But the whole is still before the part.

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