Unreal Nature

October 29, 2008

Purpose and Discover

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Natural Selection
by Alan Shapiro

proceeds by chance
and necessity

becomes nonrandom
through randomness

builds complexity
from simplicity

nurtures consciousness
unconsciously

evolves purposelessly
creatures who demand

purpose
and discover

natural selection

 

— from the December, 1998 issue of Poetry magazine

I like the poem, but I have a hard time pronouncing “purposelessly”.

-Julie

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