Monday, April 25, 2011

Edges of Time

The Edges of Time

--Kay Ryan

It is at the edges

that time thins.

Time which had been

dense and viscous

as amber suspending

intentions like bees

unseizes them. A

humming begins,

apparently coming

from stacks of

put-off things or

just in back. A

racket of claims now,

as time flattens. A

glittering fan of things

competing to happen,

brilliant and urgent

as fish when seas



Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Time is the true gift...the only gift we may give ourselves to create and love others. Beautiful work. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Lori Saul said...

I haven't had much time to blog or comment lately but wanted to say how much I love this journal work. I just bought Kay Ryan's new book on my iPad and love her work -spare but really packs a punch. Your journal work here echoes the many layers and depth of the poem. So beautifully done Pam!