Tuesday, January 7, 2014



Eternal, Never New

The years are naught but Man's invention,
As is Time, itself.
'Tis been, since Eve, Man's mad intention
To manage Life, himself.

In Truth what is has always been,
And will last evermore. ––
A perspective few have ever seen ––
A sea without a shore!

We drift quite helplessly upon 
The surface of the waves
Charting courses, till we've gone,
Instead, on to our graves.

Though we may seem to disappear
From our loved ones' view,
There isn't anything to fear;
We shall return anew.

This never-ending cycle
Upon the shoreless sea
No matter what we’d like will
Recur eternally.

~ FreeThinke (January 1, 2014)

6 comments:

  1. Minister of the GospelJanuary 7, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    He who binds to himself a joy
    Does the winged life destroy;
    But he who kisses the joy as it flies
    Lives in eternity's sun rise.

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  2. That's quite right, Minister, is that verse by William Blake, perchance? It sounds like part of Auguries of Innocence.

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  3. A beautiful poem, FreeThinke.

    "A sea without a shore..."

    I love the imagery.

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  4. Thank you, Miniver.

    The picture I used to illustrate the words seemed to reflect just that mental image very well. It takes quite a bit of time to locate the illustrations for these pieces.

    In this care it took longer to fnd the picture than it did to write the poem. Ironic, eh? ;-)

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  5. I particularly like that first stanza.

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