|08-10-2015, 11:17 AM||#1|
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'When I heard the learn'd astronomer'
good point made by Walt Whitman
it's not just about explaining things. it's also about experiencing & enjoying them
there's also something to be said for keeping at least some mysteries intact out there
When I heard the learn’d astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
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