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                One Can Have Knowledge Without Understanding
               But Cannot Have Understanding Without Knowledge

                                                                                                 -- LCA

   I know the distance to the moon,
   I know how teeth decay,
   I know the genus of baboon,
   And how they bale hay.
   I’m quite adept at research
   And have checked in every book,
   Read all the proper journals,
   And I listen while I look.
   I’ve learned a lot of random facts,
   Like Avogadro’s number,
   Which bumble bees will live in trees,
   And why some sharks won’t slumber.
   I know some quantum physics,
   And the structure of the eye,
   But the question I can’t answer
   Is the all-important “Why?”

  Lee Alloway 2018

Where Old Fliers Come to Roost

July 2018

A record month!  We haven’t had so many visitors to our web site since Russian trolls stopped bombarding us with exhortations to “Vote for Trump.”   Thank you.  Keep visiting.  That’s what make the cyber world go ‘round.   Here in the physical world we have had record visits as well.  Mother Nature has visited record rainfall and record heat upon us.  These seem alarming in the context of global warming, but from the perspective of one who has seen many years roll by, they are “more of the same.”  Weather is reliably “unusual.”  That does not argue against the reality that cyclical global warming is being accelerated by human action.  It simply argues that a single point in time does not predict a trend.  And speaking of time, it is time for another trendy Poem of the Month.  Good reading!

Each month Ancient Eagle Press offers a poem appropriate to the season or the mood of our editorial staff.   Poems may be new or drawn from existing AEP editions.


  June 2018 -- The Wreck of the Unsinkable                                    Molly Drown

  May 2018 -- Advice to my Grandson

  April 2018 -- Awaiting Idunn

  March 2018 -- Flight

  February 2018 -- Lakesong

  January 2018 -- Schrödinger's Cat

  December 2017 -- Daybreak

  October 2017 -- Night Watch

  September 2017 -- The Princess

  August 2017 - Pelham

  July 2017 --  Siena

  June 2017 -- Loyal, Straight, and True

  May 2017 --  A Thousand Flowers

  April 2017 -- Oboe Rap

  March 2017 - March Madness

  February 2017 -- The Cost of Doing Business

  January 2017 -- Reflection at a Winter Window

  December 2016 -- The Creation

  November 2016 -- Hemolymph Moon

  October 2016 -- Vortex

  September 2016 -- Do You?

  August 2016 -- Sailing
  July 2016 --  Mulberries
  June 2016 -- Off Tucker Point
  May 2016 -- Unforgettable
  April 2016 -- At Night She Cries

Poem of the Month