Treasure Island

leonard daranjo


All Things Touched by Time


Out of the swamp of imagination
Crawl images that lie
Hibernating in subterfuge
Awaiting entrapment
On time’s sticky tendrils

The now is never now
The then was never then
The “now and then ” always is
And is subsumed in a sphere
Of omniscience

We pick out strands of divisiveness
From a multi-layered tapestry
Cushioning the universe
Like an atmospheric blanket
And breathe into them
The breath of time

Everything that radiates
From deep consciousness
Is like a seed in the embrace
Of a gestational egg

Submitted: Thursday, September 20, 2007
Edited: Sunday, April 10, 2011

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  • Bob Blackwell (10/26/2008 9:13:00 AM)

    You have a way with words that explains the meaning of life, By being present we release ourselves from past and future thoughts, so that our true consciousness can rise. Thank you for this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Abha Sharma (3/23/2008 3:43:00 AM)

    beautiful poem, reminded me of Andrew Marwell's The Coy Mistress...
    ' Times winged Charriot hurrying near
    And yonder all before us lye
    Deserts of Eternity... (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (2/28/2008 7:45:00 AM)

    Perhaps all things and all times exist in the eternal now and we are handicapped by our inability to percieve the over all picture. Men tend ti try and divide time into smaller and smaller segments under the illusion hat gives them control
    I much enjoyed your writing (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (10/4/2007 5:45:00 PM)

    This is a fascinating and well written exploration of the nature of now and then. An intriguing piece about time and man's need to fabricate carefully constructed stepping stones of remembrance gilded by a need for reassurance and security. Your images are most arresting and despite the dark feel of the piece, the angst you share never depresses. Excellent poem. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Alice Anne Gordon (9/21/2007 4:43:00 AM)

    imagination and time have always facinated me. I realy liked this work - it made my mind tick! Regards AA Gordon (Report) Reply

  • Hubcap Shithead (9/20/2007 10:17:00 AM)

    Everything that radiates
    From deep consciousness
    Is like a seed in the embrace
    Of a gestational egg

    alignment of powerfully poetic words to mans angst and anxiety... (Report) Reply

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