"Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past."

Here's an enactment of time in lived experience. 
Was it so with TSE in a more abstracted form? 
One can only guess. 


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Sally Van Doren

About This Poem


"I have lately been thinking a lot about time and I am often thinking about love and this poem appeared before I fell asleep a few weeks ago. I have long admired Catullus's use of the word 'kisses' and I was happy to find a place for it here."

—Sally Van Doren


Sally Van Doren is the author of
Possessive (Louisiana State University Press, 2012). She lives in St. Louis, Missouri and New York.


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