The crumbling bust of sneering Rameses,
The stone Rosette dropped by Napoleon's hands,
The Sphinx with no more riddles to construe —
In Egypt's deserts, long millennia spent.
The present bound by strict hystereses
Hints at the hidden truths beneath the sands
Converging to the asymptotic blue
Beyond where human reason ever went.
Great ages come and go, just as they please,
And though I love the sights of distant lands,
The simple, idle joy of meeting you
Has blessed this world of glass and grey cement.
While all the universe's mysteries
Stay in the reach of he who understands,
Infinity presents itself anew
In every branch that leads from this event.