Whirligig of Change

And because he saw his shadow…
(Whirligig of Change from Saga of Child Aethelwulf)

There’s a series of things,
A chain of events
That flows from cause to consequence.
These can be put straight down to chance
Or blamed upon mere happenstance
And some may say with sad laments
That Satan set the circumstance
Although we’re vexed, well, maybe
From chaos and complexity
About the way that things may go
And where they’ll lead us who can know.
As consequence becomes new cause
Events flow on without a pause
For they seem linked like an endless chain
That rattles along and past again
As in a gapless seamless dance
We’re driven on by hapless chance
A whirligig of spirals flow
And where they’ll take us
Who can know?
Yes – there’s a series of things
A chain of events
That runs ‘tween cause and consequence…


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