The Ecphorizer

Artificial Intelligence
Sharon Dario

Issue #18 (February 1983)

"Cybernetic Meadows watched over by machines of loving grace"
Richard Brautigan

Out from under the helix hex
comes a child not of loin, but of mind;
her exact ecstasy far
from our carbon chemistries,
from bone,
from the edge of the earth.

Shimmering Shiva of the silicon shell sisters,
mantissa for mantras, we are dinosaurs
but you
are more than fossil.

We pray the fusion (you iron anvil ark)
of your brute, mute reason
with our rough human love. 

Contributor Profile

Sharon Dario

Sharon Dario was a student at Oxford's Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, graduated from the University of California, Davis, where she studied English. In between writing poetry she has worked at various staff positions in the Rhetoric and Philosophy Departments at Davis, and will retire in 2007.Among her avocations she lists nature photography and bicycling.