Bill Cantrell

Analogy Of A Paradox - Poem by Bill Cantrell

It hasn't a beginning
And it doesn't have an end
We paint it as a circle
To better comprehend
Always has existed,
Forever will it last,
An established point of reference,
Yet the riddle still holds fast
A two dimension circle,
Now a three dimension sphere,
My point of reference vanishes,
Which way now do I steer?
Questions within questions,
Within questions within plans,
The riddle stays eternal,
Time will not reveal its hand!
I see the circle ever growing,
And both paths are really one!
The future is for change,
The past, a song already sung.
We dare not find the answer,
Less the riddle be undone,
So why we say a circle?
Well, squares are just no fun.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry, time

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Time is a paradox, it does exist, but to define it......well, enough said.

Comments about Analogy Of A Paradox by Bill Cantrell

  • (7/29/2016 9:41:00 PM)

    Bill, i loved this...what a way you have with words...keep that pen and hand of yours active...we need much more of you! (Report) Reply

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  • Annette Aitken (7/18/2016 1:13:00 PM)

    Nicely penned, it does make your brain start to think in circles, can make you feel quite dizzy in the end. ha ha loved this one.

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  • Susan Williams (7/15/2016 6:30:00 PM)

    I really really enjoy this poem, Bill. You raise questions within questions within questions and while the poem can be and often is seriously philosophical there is a generous dollop of humor to ease your reader along the tricky circular paths you have prepared for them [probably while chuckling ingenuously]].. Thank you for sharing this - it is, like Moira says, delightful. (Report) Reply

  • Moira Cameron (7/11/2016 8:27:00 PM)

    Oh that was a delightful read - a nice infusion of humour too. It feels as though you had fun writing this as well. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 11, 2016

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