The ancient Greeks saw Nature sexualized
saw goat-foot satyr in the laurel grove
saw naked nereids in the streams
saw playful dryads hiding in the trees.
Here's a phallic woodland treasure
erect and scalloped for her pleasure
And sequoia flaunts her inner core
for humans boldly to explore.
Spinoza thought our greatest pleasure
to be the union of the mind with nature.
Can quantum theory cease to bore us
and give back mankind's enchanted forest?