The ancients had it sussed.
Ask the three wise men whose
knowledge of the stars were
second to none, enabling their
navigation through the desert
sand, at night, and with aplomb.
As for their counterparts at sea,
who used the Astrolabe – how cool
was that. Even in more modern
times when Hi-Tec kit makes a
faltering sound, out comes the
tried and tested Astrolabe, to
calculate again true patterns
of the firmament, and get them
up and running if blips appear.
We learn from insect life as well
which burrow in the ground and
put a lid on where they dwell, and
forest ants who hole up in a storm,
placing a barrier between known
entry points and elements outside,
when winds scream louder than a
ghostly wraith. Whilst innermost
their formicaries keep powder dry.