I’m reading Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man (1955) in which he describes life transforming to more and more complexity and shows that life continues to grow beyond the outward form. As a prominent paleontologist and naturalist as well as Jesuit priest he believed life sciences should explore not only the outer forms – the skeletons that remain, the physical effects, the material world – but include the “within” – the imagination, consciousness, the spiritual.
Is darkness asserting over Bodies of the groping climbers Venturing into wilderness Lawns of I-got-mine’rs? Do the brutal grabs Of ice defenders Tear the baby from the breast And cage her worse than crime? Buy more perfume dispensers To breathe … Continued