Fifty Two Sonnets

One for each week of the year 2016

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19.

?We have not thought deeply enough about time.?
There is the time that ticks in the alembic
of stars, there is the time of volcanic
processes, drift of continents, the climb

and fall of mountain ranges. There's the time
of empires fallen, fading into fantastic
stories of the past.  There is the tide's lick
at the shores. There is the clink of the porch chime

while sitting by the window counting breaths--
There is the eternal now. All time's present
in this moment, from the light of the first star

to the last ember?there are these moment's deaths,
as the next eternal now arrives. We've spent
our time.  The crow mocks us from afar.



                 

The nineteenth sonnet from the book.