God in the Quad
The first two verses were written in 1924 by Ronald Knox. The final verse is by me. It's a not a new thought, just a new way of putting it.
There was a young man who said "God
Must find it exceedingly odd
To think that a tree
Should continue to be
When there's no one about in the quad."
"Dear Sir: Your astonishment's odd;
I am always about in the quad.
And that's why the tree
Will continue to be
Since observed by, Yours faithfully, God.
I doubt you can hear me, dear God,
And I doubt you're about in the quad.
I mean, you may be,
And so may the tree,
But who is observing you, God?