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Time XXI

And an astronomer said, “Master, what of Time?”

And he answered:

You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.

You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons.

Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness,

And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.

And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.

Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless?

And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being, and moving not form love thought to love thought, nor from love deeds to other love deeds?

And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?

But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons,

And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.

Khalil Gibran

4 Comments

  1. Tracy, I think this poem has a special significance right after changing our clock to "Winter" time and is helping me to be appreciating the change of seasons. Happy Wednesday to you, Dear Friend.The Silk Road, I am glad you like those words of inspiration ;-)Dear Se'Lah, the feeling is so mutual, time spend with family and friends is indeed so precious. I feel blessed too 🙂

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  2. it's funny i've been thinking a lot about time lately…with this silly time change and all.but time is so precious and i am glad for every moment i have been blessed with, to spend with family and friends like you.one love.

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  3. Yet the timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness,And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?But if in you thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons,And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.Those words were exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you for your inspiring blog.Lives are lived in circles, not linearly, with past and present looping each other~~Unknown

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  4. "…let each season encircle all the other seasons…" I like those words especially… Much food for thought here! Happy Day, Anyes :o) ((BIG HUGS))

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