Within The Hour – A Shapeless Shift Of Minutes

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Within The Hour – A Shapeless Shift Of Minutes

Post by carm » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:23 pm

Who has never killed an hour?

Not casually or without thought,

but carefully:

a premeditated murder of minutes.

The violence comes from a combination of giving up,

not caring,

and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish.

So you kill the hour.

You do not work,

you do not read,

you do not daydream.

If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep.

And when at last it is over,

there is no evidence:

no weapon,

no blood,

and no body.

The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes
or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth
indicating something has been suffered,
that in the privacy of your life
you have lost something
and the loss is too empty to share...

From Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

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Well, who knows.
Who knows what hung, fluttering, at the window
between him and the darkness.

from Mary Oliver's poem Spring Azures

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Time's Momentum – lasting almost forever, becomes the rarest of gifts…

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Re: Within The Hour – A Shapeless Shift Of Minutes

Post by Carolyn M Kleefeld » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:23 am

This is a magnificent poem; very insightful and skillfully expressed. Thank you very much for sharing. ~Carolyn
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