THERE IS ONLY NOW

                           Thoughts on the nature and significance or insignificance of time.

THERE IS ONLY NOW

PAY NO HEED TO THE SPURIOUS CLOCK

AS IT SPIRITS THE HOURS FROM THE DAY

IT’S NUMBERS AND HANDS THAT MOCK

WITH A SLY INTENT THE EYES TO BETRAY

FEAST ON SWEET MEMORIES OF THE PAST

STRAIN NOT TO SEE OVER FUTURE’S PROW

BIND YOURSELF TO THE PRESENT’S MAST

AND TENDERLY GRASP THERE’S ONLY NOW

THINK NOT OF TIME AS FINE FALLING SAND

OR THE ENDLESS DRAW OF A RIVER’S FLOW

IT CHANGES NOT AS RUBY EMBERS FANNED

BUT INFINITE SLICES NEITHER FAST OR SLOW

YESTERDAY HAS BEEN AND GONE SO FAST

TO SEE TOMORROW TIME CAN NOT ALLOW

SEIZE THIS MOMENT FOR IT WILL NOT LAST

FLEETING INSTANTS ,THERE IS ONLY NOW

3 thoughts on “THERE IS ONLY NOW

  1. I couldn’t agree with him Davy, whilst I accept intellect/analytical minds can create false ego, and the death of the ego is needed to reach understanding so to improve our world, I am of the opinion that intellect needs to be controlled not stifled. My blog’s constant theme is ‘imagination & intellect’ and I believe it is by stimulating both of them equally that keeps the analytical mind in check. I feel I almost achieved the death of my ego, through freemasonry, but the trials of illness have reawakened it. I’m being referred as part of my treatment for Cognitive Behaviour therapy, hope they’re prepared poor sods ! One final point re the poem, the use of all capitals and no punctuation save the last comma was deliberate. In my mind it seemed to serve time in a symbolic, constraining way. I wanted the words to give rhythm and flow alone, so I am pleased with your comment.

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