The Moment

Time present and time past                                                                                                       Are both perhaps present in time future                                                                                   And time future contained in time past.                                                                                     If all time is eternally present                                                                                                     All time is unredeemable.                                                                                                                   TS Eliot – Burnt Norton

Lilts of birdsong                                                                                                                         Drift on early morning air
Between the sway of emerald branches
Under leaden skies
And call out
Seeking a response.
I listen to the sounds,
Locked in time
Between a past and future
Waiting in the moment,
Which is real and unforgiving.

Bruce Cooper


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