On the Anthropic Principle
all was as it was at the beginning
its consequence must be its cause,
is but the foreghost of becoming,
the future source of present laws.
if our ancestors must ratify
being by begetting memories,
sing themselves to being as they die
we fulfill their ancient prophecies.
if this moment is the spring of what
one day call our moments into being,
walk among us, potent, lovely, not
born, and shape our seasons with their seeing.
April Wind, © 1991. Reprinted by permission
of University Press of Virginia.