A Bad Poem About a Tough Class
for the uninitiated,
the community college.
Years of my study,
Three hours of our pain.
Is anyone home?
1. Matter of fact.
2. Relations of ideas.
What is the difference?
Does anyone know?
Kant, the intrepid revolutionary:
Synthetic a priori knowledge.
What is it?
Why think about it?
Who cares about it?
Is it possible?
Engaging ideas, raging teaching.
That ring-in-lip young women venturing answers to my many questions.
Sometime right, sometimes wrong, but sometimes!
Her expressions show concern.
Her pen is active.
Hume is wrong, I aver. Internal inconsistency.
Kant is wrong, I plead. Internal inconsistency!
Do they fathom "internal inconsistency" at all?
Have they made the law of noncontradiction their friend,
or is it an enemy or a stranger?
There is another way of knowledge, I suggest:
It is God-bestowed; it avoids skepticism;
it transcends transcendental idealism (Kantianism).
I offer "divine preformation" quickly as an alternative,
--with a reference to a book not required--just before the quiz.
Is anyone home, anyone here
--besides that frowning, nodding, and writing young woman?