‘Research Guideline’ and Other Poetry by James Ph. Kotsybar The Society February 5, 2014 Beauty, Poetry Research Guideline Throughout investigative history, a basic principle has long held sway: When we unravel Nature’s mystery, complexity’s the first to fall away. Upon one underpinning postulate, succinctly balanced, we’ve come to expect all facts that we’ve observed should always fit, with math that’s both appealing and correct. Proposing supposed significance, unless our models of the world can stun with simple, beautiful magnificence, rejections come before explanation. If cumbersome, try a new avenue. Prevailingly, it’s elegance that’s true. Morphed The blissful butterfly seems unconcerned, while sipping nectar, flitting with its mate, but it remembers everything it learned when caterpillar seemed its only fate. When it could only inch along and feed to saturate its flesh with pungency of bitter leaves – a deft defense, indeed, from predators from whom it could not flee – it literally was embittered by its appetite and all that it consumed. It never dreamt that one day it would fly. While lacking wings, how could it have presumed? Recalling its state before pupation, its pulsing wings signal celebration. James Ph. Kotsybar is a poet and owner of Chaotic Exotics orchid nursery, in California. Featured Image: Photo from NASA NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.