There will be time, there will be time
And indeed there will be time
To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will
For I have known them all already, known them all:--
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
And the afternoon, the evening, sleeps so peacefully!
Smoothed by long fingers,
Asleep . . . tired . . . or it malingers,
Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
and so on (maybe i didn't to just to the poem by
cutting it in pieces) - isn't this poem so much about
time and and its (metaphysical) weight? about being so
powerless in front of its overwhelming question, its
untouchable being, which is nonetheless familiar, even
too familiar, but which is impossible to capture in
words, as this is not it at all...?
--- cr mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Usk : of past, present and future
> I shall say it again. Shall I say it again?
> Mesmerizing remnants of history --
> reminiscent of a whole past
> the likeness of which shall never return,
> except in humankind's capacity to destroy
> and its monumental facades of defense.
> Shall we prevail against time?
> Against barbarism? Against destruction?
> Shall civilization endure?
> Disturbing questions.
> Time present and time past
> Are both perhaps present in time future,
> And time future contained in time past.
> ~ CR
> cr mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Mesmerizing remnants of history -- reminiscent
> of a whole past the likeness of which shall never
> return, except in humankind's capacity to destroy
> and its monumental facades of defense. Shall we
> prevail against time? Against barbarism? Against
> destruction? Shall civilization endure? Disturbing
> ~ CR
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