The Guardian • Issue #2100

Poem

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  • Issue #2100
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AUDREY IN TIME

The day begins

as the sun ticks up

like a red-faced clock.

Audrey

in time,

at one with time:

time

zig

zagging,

moving sideways

taking

qualitative

leaps

And all around Audrey

all the animals that

live in time

converse with each other

and with Audrey,

the words

between them

like an exchange

of small

and mysterious gifts.

Time passing

like the light

that travels

through the space

between stars,

like a river flowing

through dreams,

their connecting

tissue

an arc

of energy

rising over

the world’s

glowing rim

in a great

circle journey,

opening out

the boundaries

of our being.

Each day

an unfurling

of new growth

where paths converge

and the Earth

rises out from

its reflective greenness

as the sea

becomes a metaphor

of the sky.

When the day closes

and the sun

dips low

with Audrey’s dinner

waiting

on its plate

round as a moon

Audrey calls to the animals

“Farewell

that’s all

the time

there is …

until tomorrow!”

THE END

(and at the

same time

the beginning)

Tom Pearson

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