Letters Between Darwin and Huxley

Updated on April 7, 2019
jhamann profile image

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

1. A Back and Forth

My dear Darwin I'm writing this for your cause

by showing similar anatomy

your years of work I gladly give applause

strong observations of reality

your disciplined science gives me much pause

enlightening a path to God's beauty

to take a stand and witness what you've said

for you Darwin your text should be well read.

My dear Huxley I accept your support

I am feeling rather weary today

I watch my daughter build herself a fort

my study overlooking where they play.

My work has made it to the highest court

within the text lies what I have to say

this business fills me with anxiety

with regards to my Christianity.

2. The Argument

For both of us embedded in the Church

this argument has started quit a stir

there's validity in your research

your silent observations truthful, pure,

so many questions answered by your search

I will share the content not the author.

For text like yours are rare and hard to find.

these studies from a scientific mind.

I only shared the lists that I observed

with effort left out all opinions

I only tried to keep the facts preserved

this publication my only action

I pray that God sees who I truly served

I never meant to argue creation

I want a humble life with family

and pews on Sunday where I take a knee.

3. The Text Is Public Now

I sat with Bishops of the Church to hear

their arguments are weak and have no point

the fact that people read your text brings fear

I wish they had a stronger counter point

a revolutionary change is near

your facts can change the popular viewpoint

I carry words to fight this fear of change

a breath to new scientific exchange.

The text is public now and yours to read

but I am backing quietly away

to stay away from public eye I plead

in country home next to a fire I'll stay

to observe local flora and their seed

examine field mice migration and play.

I've offered my apologies to date,

so please, your dramas are yours to create.

3. To Study and Observe

I've worked upon our muscles and bones

examined how our vasculature works

when overlooking clergy and their moans

many connections within your text lurk

the details of eyes, their rods and their cones,

comparisons bubble up from the murk.

A birth, comparative anatomy,

a new fresh look at life on a Sunday.

To study and observe the facts of life

a dedication to a loving God

to scientific thought and loving wife

and loving children I have spare the rod

no longer set to sail the sea in strife

to find an island full of untouched sod,

for now I spend my time editing text

to change for others unwanted subtext.

Dear Darwin, though my letters have been sparse

I keep fighting for freedom through the facts

to ignore self righteous and their light farce

that ignores texts readers and these impacts

on world thought they misjudge the simple force

of our disciplined scientific acts

they cannot except our part in this world

or how human connections have unfurled.

© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • jhamann profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      17 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Verlie.

    • snakeslane profile image

      Verlie Burroughs 

      17 months ago from Canada

      Stunning work Jamie, as if Darwin were in the room. Perfectly illustrated Bravo!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)