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The Horrid Voice of Science

"There's machinery in the 
   There's a mainspring to the 
There's hydraulics to a daisy,
   And contraptions to a tree.

"If we could see the birdie
      That makes the chirping sound
With x-ray, scientific eyes,
   We could see the wheels go 

And I hope all men
Who think like this
Will soon lie


This poem is in the public domain.


Vachel Lindsay

Date Published: 1919-01-01

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