Patti Masterman

Ab Aeterno - Poem by Patti Masterman

You shall remain ever in secret:
But in secret, all things will be given to you.

You shall be cloaked in anonymity and commonness:
And the lowly shall inherit the earth.

You shall die in complete obscurity:
Though most fulfilled, of all living and once-lived creatures.

So rue not your days,
Your spirit which is in secret
Knows your needs and desires
And everything comes, in time:
You were always here.

April 7 2012

Comments about Ab Aeterno by Patti Masterman

  • Diane Hine (4/7/2012 11:06:00 PM)

    Timeless comfort and wisdom encapsulated in a poem.
    Latin title gives it added gravitas.
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  • Martin O'Neill (4/7/2012 5:52:00 PM)

    Do you know, I could almost imagine John Le Carre writing this about his spies, and then following it up with a laconic, Some chance of that, I'm afraid chaps.
    I really like this, must read it a couple of more times to check missed depths-know what I mean?
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2012

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