discovering the world that is
where stars may shrink, bacteria thrive,
and knowledge is the road to bliss.
If life, which has its ups and downs
should lead us up and leave us there
and wreathe our brows with flowery crowns
we wouldn’t stop. How could we dare?
The empty sky our only hope
we find our joy in learning more
as time goes by, expanding scope,
and measuring the things we saw.
In nature, vaster than our grope,
we rest in thermod’namic law.