Of all things that are ever known
Is man the only knower known,
So those who state that man’s not great
Have lost first place in false debate.
“The stars are greater,” some exclaim,
But only man gives “great” a name,
And only man the planets counts,
And only man the skyway mounts.
“The storms, the storms, how strong they be!”
Says safe-walled Goon who sees TV.
“Man’s but a dot to be rubbed out,”—
But Goon’s erased from mental clout.
And Kant drives on
With clouds above, no gleam of light.
He thinks man’s greatness over-blowed,
While swerving off the straight hard road.