The Airplane

by Robert Lloyd Jaffe

Consider an airplane, of elegant design
pulsing through its veins,
all knowledge of mankind.
Streaking through the sky - electronic flight;
and only a tiny chip to control all that might.
If a teacher can learn from his student
as we know he can certainly do
then what lesson must be taken from this creation,
what hope for the future anew?
The answer should not surprise
anyone with half-open eyes -
that something small is not weak,
as what seems far away may be soon,
and may we all have the vision to see
that silence can quiet a room.

Robert Lloyd Jaffe

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I am an observer and listener of the music of life. Where I find cadence, I find my interest and passion directed. It can be sound, light, smell, or purely an experience of thought. The sky, the sea, the mountains, and the machines that allow me to explore those places draw my attention, and give me serenity.

Last updated May 06, 2016