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" In The Moment "

A moment? What is it,
A feeling, a particle of time?
So delicate, intricate, fleeting,
We live the past always.

Ethereal, without substance.
A waif of smoke from burning ambers,
A falling star without shine,
A baby stillborn in the night.

A string of seconds maybe a thought.
Connected, a memory created
Legions linked an image formed.
Mind to vision, beginning to end.

Pathways; time, future absent
Silent, solitude, no destination
No footprints to mark a moment
But moments collected to mark the space.

Moments so important, the first step
To the end in thoughtless gesture
Mystery revealing, insight divine, existence born
“In the moment”…of LIFE.

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Looking at how infinite a moment can be.

I am a Native – First Nations visual artist, writer and author from Saskatoon, Canada.

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Comments

  • mpoloz40
    mpoloz40almost 7 years ago

    …beautiful. You truly got the essence of “in the moment” here.

  • pijinlane
    pijinlanealmost 7 years ago

    What a lovely word picture of ‘moments’

  • Breathe
    Breathealmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful, this could very well represent the entire issue.

  • Symmetry44
    Symmetry44almost 7 years ago

    Another to my favorite’s list…..too good!

  • Arnold Isbister
    Arnold Isbisteralmost 7 years ago

    thank you all, compliments are very much appreciated.

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 7 years ago

    Very stirring. Read it four times – walked away – came back and read it again.
    It’s heavy, it’s light, it’s to the point, it’s thought provoking…..it is good.

    Rog

  • Arnold Isbister
    Arnold Isbisteralmost 7 years ago

    I thank you sincerely. So glad you read it again; like a painting it is meant to be interpreted individually so words change(as color) on second view.

  • ferice
    fericealmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful, love it!

  • Arnold Isbister
    Arnold Isbisteralmost 7 years ago

    thank you Violet; love your work……

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowalmost 7 years ago

    A feeling? a particle in time… Such a thought provoking line, realy had my mind racing….. Great piece of writting

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