The lore and lure of numbers

Infinities of different orders point
Like signposts on tbe hills where walkers pass
To places even gods were pleased to haunt

The common sense reproach will ever taunt
Those who sail on other seas unclassed
Infinities of different orders point

We are not the same in what we want
We make an image of our secret wish
In places where the magic gods would haunt

In a little line we cannot count
The many numbers as they jostle past
Infinities of different orders want.

Do not be afraid, we were not taught
The lore and lure of numbers like strange fish
In little ponds where gods hung out to haunt

The goat herds counted flocks and just with this
The transcendental numbers fly en masse
Infinities of different orders point
To numbers even G-d can never count

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