Monday, November 27, 2006

Time's Dominion










Mountain,
silent warrior,
bearing time’s scars
in its noble crags.

Ocean,
mountain’s mirror,
refusing time’s ravage,
without form and void.

Mountain,
decayed, honest,
embracing time
with dignity.

Ocean,
time’s subconscious,
internalising
polluted memories.

Tide,
ocean’s heartbeat
on the shoreline,
outside of time.

Mountain,
living.

Ocean,
dying.

Its soul unfurling
to time’s dominion.

Photograph © Dr Michelle Tempest

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was a beautiful poem.

Thank you for sharing.

Roxanne
Coastal NC, USA