But Grains Of Sand

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time liquid drips like bright pearl tears making hard rock weep.
fluxing elastic ever exponential moments, minutes, months, years
like eternities breathing outward its soft rhythm is our daily round.

a fluid trickle streams in flows vast vacant voids in dark spaced seas.
star strewn skies which blink with a tapestry of light
sparkling souls heavenward sent, that drift on solar oceans light years apart,
tethered by silken threads hand spun across universe.

in all the infinite velvet ages we are but grains of sand
which fall one by one to times relentless hand,
and death will come to end our days.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: life and death
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
A poem fused from Terry Craddock's and my poems Homage to the Romantics
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COMMENTS
Terry Craddock 27 September 2020
I still have lecture notes with Romance poets interacting in poems including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' where William Wordsworth changed a few words, a few lines by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge did the same for Wordsworth. Poets exchanged poems by letter, we interact and exchange ideas with the internet.
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Terry Craddock 27 September 2020
'time liquid drips like bright pearl tears making hard rock weep. fluxing elastic ever exponential moments, minutes, months, years like eternities breathing outward...' Beautiful lines Paul, it is fitting they relate to a fusion with your poem 'Homage to the Romantics'. Actually interaction by poets is an old wonderful tradition.
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Jessica Lockhart 26 September 2020
Love the imagery painted by alliteration and sophistication. It can be hard to write about the things of the universe and nearly impossible to capture its vastness
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Robert Murray Smith 26 September 2020
Imaginative and brilliantly expressed. Great images.
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