Sunday, July 11, 2021

The immensity of time

Abu Simbel Temple by David Roberts
(click to enlarge)

Let It Be Forgotten - Sara Teasdale

Let it be forgotten, as a flower is forgotten,
Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold,
Let it be forgotten for ever and ever,
Time is a kind friend, he will make us old.

If anyone asks, say it was forgotten
Long and long ago,
As a flower, as a fire, as a hushed footfall
In a long forgotten snow.


Borepatch said...

What, no Ozymandias?

ambisinistral said...

I've done him already in my post Will the insults ever cease, not that recycling ideas isn't unknown in these parts.

BTW, I sent you an updated email. The reason for the update is too embarrassing to admit to publically.