The wood so softly singing
In a language strange to hear
And the song it sings will find you
As the twilight draws you near


Unseen Presences

I readily believe that there are more invisible than visible elements in the universe of things. But who will explain the families to which these elements belong, their grades and the relationships between them and their individual features and qualities? What do they do? What are the places they inhabit?
from the Latin of Thomas Burnet’s Archaeologiae philosophicae (1692)


Hamadryad said...

Oh such questions - could anyone who asks them not know the answer?

Heronmist said...

I take your point Hamadryad, but there are, I think, many who glimpse such presences without ever getting closer to them in the way that you, clearly, do.