Tent Pegs

Is “yesterday” just an illegitimate construct that we apply at our convenience to the calcified remains of our aggregated past? Stubs of history that we use as tent pegs to support the waterproof shelter that we hope will shield us from the heat and storms of “tomorrow”?

Does the unbroken continuum of time lend itself to being sliced at will into portions we can comprehend and consume, topped with wedges of stone fruit we conjure in our present.

Should we, you and I, as indestructible fourteen billion year old stardust, pausing for breath in ever expanding space…should we really measure our journey in terms of time?

black wings took flight
before the dawn
of the first morning

For Dverse Poets where Bjorn quotes Khalil Gibran:”Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream”
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36 thoughts on “Tent Pegs

  1. That last stanza gave me pause….a very deep reflection of our life’s journey ~ The haiku of black wings taking flight gave me hope for wherever the journey may lead to ~

    Thanks for participating in our Haibun Monday ~

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  2. Ah.. time..
    ignorant construct
    of creation now
    by ‘rocket
    scientists’
    who rarely
    seeandor
    Live
    Now..

    Equation
    humans
    silly time..

    Time for
    people who measure
    now greater or less
    than now..
    it shouldn’t
    take a
    rocket
    scientist
    to measure
    that
    paradox
    in measure..

    Scientists breathe
    heads
    stuck up cLocks..

    Science and those
    who practice it are
    fine as long as they
    realize they
    are only
    relative
    to
    NOW..

    Relative
    Free WiLL
    only lives now..:)

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  3. Wonderful! your last stanza put me in mind of TS Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock…how he began to measure his life by coffee spoons….Indeed, why should we? the short verse at the end is stunning and brings the prose to another deeper level.

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  4. “Stubs of history that we use as tent pegs to support the waterproof shelter that we hope will shield us from the heat and storms of “tomorrow”
    We do cling to them, don’t we? Great piece

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  5. No, we should not measure our journey in terms of time. Time is a man-made measurement just so we won’t be late for appointments and such but as far as our lives go, we’ll never be able to measure its infinite duration. 🙂

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