‘Mind Matters’ by Alan Nordstrom The Society June 7, 2013 Poetry That out of chaos order comes is wrong— As if a hurricane might sing a song, Or if, in a tornado’s furious path Up sprang a house of mortar, brick and lath. Mere randomness and accident can’t make A cube of ice or even a snowflake Without some laws of nature implicate That fashion their components meet and fit. Just so it is this poem takes its form Because within the elements that storm About within the poet’s beating brain Is something formative that shapes a train Of thought by which the poem is designed: Implicit in all matter there lies mind. Alan Nordstrom is a Professor of English at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Related Post ‘To a Red-Winged Black Bird on the Advent of Spring... To a Red-Winged Black Bird on the Advent of Spring For some a robin heralds in the Spring. Others: a crocus or a daffodil. My old man claims it’s... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.