Monday, March 23, 2015

Beyond Progress...

 Last week I didn't get a chance to write a 'progress' wikem

Did you know that progress has not progressed to the point that it can explain itself to wikipedia?:-)
it suggests that it may refer to ' the idea that the world can become increasingly better in terms of science, technology, modernization, liberty, democracy, quality of life, etc  .wikipedia

Progress threatens to mess with the things that matter
But it cannot
Touch the sun on its way to high-noon as shutters
Of day unlock

Progress torments nature but cannot quell
Burgeoning bud
Where Spring will fill bared bowers with flower-shower-
Praises to God

Progress plans, but is powerless to improve
Foundations laid
All it accomplishes cannot be done without
What God first made

...and progress with earthy exclamation cries,
'look what we did!'
While the sun rises and sets, replenishing skies
Above its grid

What God first made, progress cannot better
Or usurp, no
In spite of countless conveniences, it can never
Steal heaven's show

© Janet Martin

I don't know how often I've said, 'I'm glad we cannot mess with the sky'!


  1. You know how to write about the sky :-)
    Always enjoy your photographs, too. (Got to hand it to progress - our ability to take pictures - but the subject of the picture steals the show still.)

    1. you bet! and a photo never fully 'gets' it:)

    2. ...and we enjoy the fruits of progress on the foundations of 'let there be'...I'm all for running water;-)


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