Yes, Diana, there are, indeed, timeless moments -- lived and experienced -- at the intersection of time & eternity -- and so both in time and out of time -- such being, as the poet enumerates, the moment in the rose-garden, the moment in the arbour where the rain beat, the moment in the draughty church at smokefall -- which are subsequently remembered "in time":
"I can only say, there we have been: but I cannot say where.
And I cannot say, how long, for that is to place it in time."
"But only in time can the moment in the rose-garden,
The moment in the arbour where the rain beat,
The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
--- On Thu, 4/15/10, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote: