Simply Organic

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In the beginning there was Adam.

He was a Smith.

Crafting with an invisible hand,

he carved out

the wealth of nations.

 

A horseshoe

never made a blacksmith.

Complexity creates

the illusion of design.

Simpler things

are made.

 

A market is unknowably complicated.

Nobody can manage it.

Humans have the idea of a market,

but markets make themselves.

Humans thought of the internet

but the internet made itself.

Humans sow seeds.

 

Tiny contributions

by each of millions,

makes a perfectly

functioning whole.

No individual contributor

is of consequence.

 

God is a simple thing.

Easy for man to make.

Grass is complicated.

Rocket science is easy.

 

Once god was improved

from being a piece

of painted wood,

he didn't work.

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Comments

Malcolm Saunders

Wed 19th Dec 2007 09:47

Thanks Kevin. Yes, like a merket or the internet it did sort of write itself to begin with, but then I revised it and shortened it. Yet another case of meddling that may have made things worse rather than better. ;-)

Kevin Connolly

Tue 18th Dec 2007 11:38

My two favourite stanzas:

A market is unknowably complicated.
Nobody can manage it.
Humans have the idea of a market,
but markets make themselves.
Humans thought of the internet
but the internet made itself.
Humans sow seeds.

God is a simple thing.
Easy for man to make.
Grass is complicated.
Rocket science is easy.

Sorry, three...

Once god was improved
from being a piece
of painted wood,
he didn't work.

Excellent, Malcolm. I guess this poem wrote itself...

Malcolm Saunders

Sun 16th Dec 2007 19:01

HB Mox. Half Baked. Half baked pencils are really crumbly and do horrid miracles.

<Deleted User> (7790)

Sun 16th Dec 2007 11:51

So God used to be a pencil? Wow. Function, ergonomics... and traces could be erased. How were the shavings regarded? Relic status or slough? Was he soft or hard or perfectly HB?

Malcolm Saunders

Sat 15th Dec 2007 19:38

Thank you Pete and Clarissa. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

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clarissa mckone

Sat 15th Dec 2007 18:59

Malcom this is wonderful !

Pete Crompton

Sat 15th Dec 2007 12:07

superb.sophisticated.clean.simple yet complex.

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