evolution

First came the Fish and then the Reptile
Herbivore and Carnivore then dimunitive Man;
Man became muscular, axe-wielding, skin-clad:
A fearsome travelling nomad.
Still symbiotic with bird and beast, he set societal laws;
But he started scheming and was soon involved in politics and wars.
In sharp reaction he turned towards science
And yoga and philosophy;
And even now I can clearly foresee-
A future with genetically bio-engineered forms
With the strength of a horse– in the body of a man–
Did you think this a paraphrase of Darwin’s works?
He who’d travelled wide and far?
No, these are far older thoughts from the rishis of yore–
The concept of Dashavatar!

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