If The World Were Not A Poem

If the world were not a poem,
And man were not a verse 

What rhythm would there be to life,
What rhyme to the universe?

If heaven were not a metaphor,
And Earth, not a simile

What lyric would be to experience,
What meter to history?

Thus the world must be a poem,
And man must be a verse

So let us recognize the poet,
The greatest and the first