Richard Seddon wrote:
> You and Nancy are right; language has sequence and therefore is temploral.
There are two metaphors you might be interested in.
The poem as a well-wrought urn. (Cleanth Brooks from Donne's "The
The poem as a shape cut in time. (Donald Davie “Syntax and Music in
‘Paradise Lost’,” in _The Living Milton_, Frank Kermode, editor.)