To ask what went before is meaningless."
And yet to me it seems absurd no less
To say "Before the Big Bang was no time."
Without time how could there be a before,
Without before, how could a Bang take place?
A hardpacked mass exploded, forming space.
That kind of change is just what time is for.
Grant that it happened by pure happenstance,
Grant that no spirit moved, no angels sang;
Time had to be there, otherwise, no Bang.
Without the beat you cannot start the dance.
This is, at least, the way it seems to me;
Loftier minds are free to disagree.