We live our lives, a necklace of magical days,
as seamlessly one day threads on from another.
From dawn to dusk a cosmic abacus ablaze,
beads of love and hate, colliding with each other,
as our earth, sublime blue-green shimmering opal,
orbits the sun, whilst we each enact the drama
we are destined to perform, silent or vocal,
with dove or arrow, in the shadow of Rama.
One day can gift heights so golden with giddiness
as we hear the celestial clarion call,
or sink us to our knees fainting with dizziness,
empty and numb as into an abyss we fall.
From sunrise to sunset, one day is the measure
for choices to be made, be they pleasure or pain.
If we waken we know we have one day to treasure,
cast aside judgement and let peace prevail again.
We have one day. We have the cyclical seasons,
of those there is absolutely not any doubt
and when man analyses, thinks and he reasons,
the capture of Time he can never bring about.
For Time is her own mistress, she pulls her own strings,
not by Julian or Gregorian to live,
but with her own agenda a freedom she brings,
whilst man every four years an extra day must give.
And before you leap to a fitting conclusion,
One day is all we have, the rest…is illusion!
Just to put you all in the picture again, this was another challenge set by the Lanark Writers’ Group, last week…they give weekly assignments/ challenges for you to take away and work on and then bring back the following week. Gulp! They also give you little challenges on the spot… i. e. write something on a set title or a set style of poem, etc., within the next 10 minutes or so…Gulp! This will certainly stir up all those hibernating grey cells…methinks a bit of an electric shock!!!! It will be interesting however to have the physical interaction when speaking/ reading poetry. A whole new dimension…different. Not better, not worse, just DIFFERENT and interesting, as happens when group dynamics come into play too.
Julian and Gregorian refer to the Calendars of those names. Today all countries which formerly used the Julian Calendar, now use the Gregorian. There was a major discrepancy in the Julian calendar, hence the introduction of the Gregorian in 1582. But even the latter does not measure Time accurately and an extra day has to be added every leap year to keep the calendar year synchronized with the seasonal or astronomical year.