Time — Seed of Life, Seed of Torment   2 comments

lower-sabino-canyon-from-phoneline_panorama1-1-blogLower Sabino Canyon from Phoneline Trail with View of Tucson In The Background — Panorama image by kenne 

 Time’s Body

—in the middle of the beginning they woke you
from a long sleep;

you could see the edges of the world
being formed, the boundaries
space would make in its eagerness
to be included,

the problem time would have
in its need to be the main thing.

The source of life is not life
but rebellion toward meaning.

When you saw the workers were already busy,
that the list you’rd been handed
was usual and impossible
and held it all, and thin
or most, your will
strong as a paper clip

you needed a location
from which to act on your assigned nature

so you chose time:
seed of light,
seed of torment—

— Brenda Hillman

2 responses to “Time — Seed of Life, Seed of Torment

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  1. Thanks for the introduction to Hillman; ah, the paradoxes of becoming and being!

  2. Wonderful photo, wonderful poem.

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