“Modernity”

 

 

 

 

 

 

I left
the monasteries
with this new knowledge
that revolutionized my life
and entered
the metropolis
of the modern world.

There is a rebirth
of the ancient
ideas.

There occurred
revolutions of all sorts.

A new method for understanding
the natural world
was born.

Groups of great
thinkers
argued
about knowledge.

They asked questions
that bent
my brain.

How do we know what we know?

How do we
acquire knowledge?

Is it through
reason
or through experience?

I left
their tense
atmosphere
in a daze.

Somehow, I think,
both of them
got it partly right.

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