Our life on earth seems but an hour

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Our life on earth seems but an hour

Postby PaulW » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:59 pm

Our life on earth seems but an hour

Our life on earth seems but an hour,
we grow, live, breath and die
then lie alone beneath sweet flowers
that flutter in the wind
or die in april showers.

Yet in that hour we meet, make friends,
embrace or turn to stillness,
and sit enclosed in thought and when
we turn aside to kiss
we kiss until quite breathless.

In moments that hang in the air
transfixed like globes of silver
time moves as if she dare not go
to where she'll meet the river,
and carry us upon the tide
to oceans deep forever.

Hold every second in your hand,
delay its siren calling,
this hour is broad and steep
and weighed with mystery and sleep
that dreams us to the dawning,
where birds will sing,
and sun slant through
the window to the morning.

- where the hour must stop,
another start,
with a new-born, crying.



Written late February 1st and after midnight that night [2010]
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Re: Our life on earth seems but an hour

Postby Saturn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:38 pm

Thanks for sharing your poem PaulW, I particularly like this verse:

PaulW wrote:
Yet in that hour we meet, make friends,
embrace or turn to stillness,
and sit enclosed in thought and when
we turn aside to kiss
we kiss until quite breathless.


"embrace or turn to stillness..." I love that.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Our life on earth seems but an hour

Postby PaulW » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:50 pm

Saturn wrote:Thanks for sharing your poem PaulW, I particularly like this verse:

PaulW wrote:
Yet in that hour we meet, make friends,
embrace or turn to stillness,
and sit enclosed in thought and when
we turn aside to kiss
we kiss until quite breathless.


"embrace or turn to stillness..." I love that.


I thank thee, kind critic, even though it came ready formed, spilled on to the paper, as if straight from the vaprous imagination...
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Re: Our life on earth seems but an hour

Postby Saturn » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:17 pm

As it should come.
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: Our life on earth seems but an hour

Postby Raphael » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:50 pm

I like it- quite Keatsian in it's mood. :D
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

Peter Sanson, 1995.
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