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Frost, Robert - There was never naught



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Robert Frost thus believed that spiritually all the functions of the universe that are ever to be have  been designed and are in the atom, all that is happening is that the form is being rolled out to support them

A description of the experience

Robert Frost – from The Poetry of Robert Frost

 There was never naught
There was always thought
But when noticed first
It was fairly burst
Into having weight.
It was in a state
Of atomic One.
Matter was begun -
And in fact complete,
One and yet discrete
To conflict and pair.
Everything was there,
Every single thing
Waiting was to bring,
Clear from hydrogen
All the way to men.
It is all the tree
It will ever be,
Bole and branch and root
Cunningly minute.
And this gist of all
Is so infra small
As to blind our eyes
To its every guise
And so render nil
The whole Yggdrasil.
Out of coming in
Into having been
So the picture's caught
Almost next to naught
But the force of thought.

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Frost, Robert

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