William Blake Meets Isaac Newton Meets Blaise Pascal

earthrise

 

 

Held in orbit
by Newton’s Forces;
hardly a foothold
on an accidental Sphere!
Can we Forge
our own Purpose
from the Furnace of Fear?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I consider. . . the immensity of space of which I know nothing. . . I take fright and am amazed to see myself here rather than there, now rather than then.  No 68 of Pensees by Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662

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