Unreal Nature

October 29, 2008

Purpose and Discover

Filed under: Uncategorized — unrealnature @ 8:15 pm

Natural Selection
by Alan Shapiro

proceeds by chance
and necessity

becomes nonrandom
through randomness

builds complexity
from simplicity

nurtures consciousness

evolves purposelessly
creatures who demand

and discover

natural selection


— from the December, 1998 issue of Poetry magazine

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



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