Happy HollowDaze

Magazine cover by Norman Rockwell: Public Domain (pre-1929)

Magazine cover by Norman Rockwell: Public Domain (pre-1929)

BUZZKILL ALERT – THIS IS NOT A HAPPY STORY.

Not warm fuzzies, but something we may wish to remember
in this season of high expectations and harsh realities:


OPEN THE STARK STORY

Existential Moment

Black Hole

Black Hole

2014 WayneSL

That existential moment
when finite and infinite
eternity and now
can, will, might
and probably not
swirl and swell
and do not come to rest
yet we persist…

TIDINGS

Salvador Dali: The Persistence of Time

Salvador Dali: The Persistence of Time

WayneSL  1990
 a Vilanelle

Time and Tide, who wait for none,
still bind me fretting to my place;
in stately meter march until they’re done.

There is one race I’ve never won:
I’ll never beat, but always chase
Time and Tide, who wait for none.

Death and taxes, moon and sun
allow no alteration of the pace;
in stately meter march until they’re done.

Things I need to do, I shun.
I dawdle, then I rush, and still must face
Time and Tide, who wait for none.

These universal rhythms weigh a ton;
they never dance with any joy nor grace;
in stately meter march until they’re done.

Change is a constant, and the only one;
Though I can find no standing place,
Time and Tide, who wait for none,
in stately meter march until they’re done.

New Year’s Eve

Star streaming stars

StarFall by WayneSL

WayneSL 2012

The wheels of time grind fine
Unwinding in my mind
A long and looping line
Uneven yet unbroken
Adding moment to moment
Chance to circumstance

Uncounted streaming seconds fall
Flowing from a floating ball
And piling up they form a cone
An arrow pointing back up-stream
Climbing back the way they’ve come
Tempting me to think they mean…
Something.
Minds make meaning.
Memory melds moments into monuments.
Moments make
Off into oblivion
And never return.
One seems like another, yet
Each is unique.
If we swim back up the stream of time
And find a rhyme
It’s just a ripple
Standing, waving
At another of its kind.
You and I make circles
Intersecting in a pattern
That is not yet understood.
That is the essence of random
That I choose to see as good.
 

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