Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Scott McVay reads 'Maps': What are maps after all but metaphors?

Scott McVay reads 'Maps': What are maps after all but metaphors?

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Maps

 

What are maps

after all

but metaphors

for what we don’t know?

At each juncture

of the human record of

perception of where we are

we see a little of

the near at hand

but want to know

what’s over the rise

in the hill or

the far horizon at sea.

 

Copernicus & Kepler

gave us the first big

reorientation

Darwin & Wallace

a new map

for thinking about origins

and how we came to be.

Freud & Jung

poked up awareness

of the unmapped unconscious

Margaret Geller,

saints be praised,

gave us the first map

of the universe

that others have been

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