The replacement killer.  

rm_gigolo394 51M
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6/11/2006 7:27 am

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The replacement killer.

Sometimes, we heard someone smilingly refer to poets as dreamers. Now, it is accurate to refer to poets as dreamers, but it is not discerning to infer, as this person did, that the dreams of poets have no practical value beyond the realm of literary diversion.

The truth is that poets are just as practical as people who build bridges or look into microscopes; and just as close to reality and truth.Where they differ from the logican and the scientist is in the temporal sense alone; they are ahead of their time, whereas logicans and scientists are abreast of their time.We must not be so superficial that we fail to discern the practicableness of dreams.

Dreams are the sunrise streamers heralding a new day of scientific progress, another forward surge.Every forward step men takes in any field of life, is first taken along the dreamer paths of imagination.Robert Fulton did not discover his steamboat with full steam up, straining at a hawser; he dreamed the steamboat, he and other dreamers, and then scientific wisdom converted a picture in the mind into a reality of steel and wood.

The automobile was not dug out of the ground like a nugget gold; first men dreamed the automobile and afterward, long afterward, the practical - minded engineers caught up with what had been created by winging fantasy.He who looks deeply and with a seeing eye into the poetry of yesterday finds it there all cold scientific magic of today and much which we will shall not enjoy until tomorrow.

If the poet does not dream so clearly that blueprints of this vision can immediatedly be drawn and the practical conversions immediately effected, he must not for that reason be smiled upon as merely the mental host for a sort of harmless madness.For the poet, like the engineer is a specialist.His being, tuned to the life of tomorrow, cannot be turned simultaneously to the life of today.

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