- of .any. alleged Evolved Human Animal ?
- within y2016's alleged Age of Enlightenment ?
I am reminded of Ms Parker's W I S D O M:
The day that I was christened -At the white church door,
It’s a hundred years, and more ! -
A hag came and listened
A - hearing her that bore me
And all my kith and kin
Considerately, for me,
While some gave me corals,
And some gave me gold,
And porringers, with morals
The hag stood, buckled
In a dim gray cloak;
Stood there and chuckled,
Spat, and spoke:
“There’s few enough in life’ll
Be needing my help,
But I’ve got a trifle
For your fine young whelp.
I give her sadness,
And the gift of pain,
The new - moon madness,
And the love of rain.”
And little good to lave me
In their holy silver bowl
After what she gave me -
Rest her soul !
as well as Ms Parker's Inventory
Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and reason and a sock in the eye.