Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis, Poet, Publisher and Tree Planter

Atlas Shrugs

As mass extinctions come and go,
      They sneer at Michelangelo;
Shakespeare’s genius is just
      A rumour to volcanic dust.

Bacilli and fungal spores
      Lose no sleep on Newton’s Laws;
Nor do polar ice-caps learn
      Of odes upon a Grecian Urn.

Neither moon nor asteroid
      Alters course for Jung or Freud;
Atlas shrugs and rolls his eyes
      When hairless apes philosophise.
Poem Published in the following books: A Glass Half Full  

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