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This poem is taken from PN Review 16, Volume 7 Number 2, November - December 1980.

Theology I.A. Richards
A. I. Richards in Kweilin 15 May 1979


'True search for God is God's'

Beyond, p. 121

'Aristotle shares . . . with all other academics whatever, the view that cognitio dei is conceivable only if it is God Himself knowing Himself.'
Werner Gaeger, Aristotle, p. 165-6

Thought about God; thought about Thought:
  What settles for us which is which
Or tells us how the primal nought
  Found its way to such a switch?

From the start Life's lived on life.
  Every creature, in us or without,
Tuned to assume its world a strife
  Feeds to be fed on, have no doubt.

Symbiosis and all the rest,
  Cooperations up to the hilt,
All that search for a gentle best
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