Agreed. But the following lines would be more to the point: nil nisi divinum stabile est; caetera fumus Who clipped the lion's wings And flea'd his rump and pared his claws? Thought Burbank, meditating on Time's ruins, and the seven laws. ~ CR Dunja Seselja <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 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 reverse. ... 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 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 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 > questions. > > ~ CR > > > Callaheidi Fireman > wrote: > http://www.castlewales.com/usk.html > > Have a look at these gorgeous photos, > CallaHeidi > > > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam > protection around > http://mail.yahoo.com > > > > --------------------------------- > Blab-away for as little as 1¢/min. Make PC-to-Phone > Calls using Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com --------------------------------- How low will we go? Check out Yahoo! Messenger’s low PC-to-Phone call rates.