Our saving grace

Our saving grace

What Botticelli shows us
           out of the foam the form
the shape of beauty
           and Boris Vian
who loved jazz :
           out of the foam of days
life inchoate
           we are here to build it
by establishing relationships
           not so much order as growth

Every form of life
           is an organization that draws
upon the materials around it
           and art too is organization
that runs contrary
           to the dispersal of energies
entropy is a challenge
           but love defeats it
even with one hand tied
           behind the back

John Lyons


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