Thales by Jim Farned

(c. 600BC; one of the Seven Sages; said to have
conceived the first mathematical proof, and to have
held water to be the First Principle.)

I can see Thales
still by the shore,
where the great seabody
rolled in ceaseless labor.

Twenty oceans
from Botticelli, he
too stood before
subsiding breakers
contemplating Aphrodite's
endless birth.

© Jim Farned 2005

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