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Huxley, Aldous: Fifth Philosopher's Song

Portre of Huxley, Aldous

Fifth Philosopher's Song (English)

A million million spermatozoa

All of them alive;

Out of their cataclysm but one poor Noah

Dare hope to survive.


And among that billion minus one

Might have chanced to be

Shakespeare, another Newton, a new Donne--

But the One was Me.


Shame to have ousted your betters thus,

Taking ark while the others remained outside!

Better for all of us, froward Homunculus,

If you'd quietly died!

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