Yoda (Yehudit?)

I look at

Yoda

My tortoise

And consider

That he (or she)

Will likely be here in 50 years time,

Still ponderously

migrating

Across the garden

Or

Whichever habitat he (she) find themselves.

 

And I,

In all probability

Deceased

Or

Decrepit

Or

Worn to dust.

 

Today,

I thought of time-travel.

 

Call me Calliope,

I am 50

With eyes

And

Body

That reflect the years.

 

Translate me;

Transpose me

30

years before.

Same time

Same place

My voice

Softer

My skin

More elastic

My (emotional) heart

Less resilient.

 

The past and the present are one –

Just, as Kurt says in his book.

 

I struggle to hold-on to the moment,

Not slip into

Fourth-dimension

Contemplation

Of possibility.

 

Yoda

He walks,

He slowly

Advances on the lettuce

Into the sun

To warm his shell.

 

And, me, what is it that I do?

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3 Comments

  1. Rodney are you grieving over Goldengrove unleaving (thanks G M Hopkins).
    Happy birthday (?)🎂 Calliope , muse of poetry and steam -whistle musician, multi-talented in the arts and sciences, leavening lives. Decide what you want to do and do it ( if only!). Travel through the spheres and land back on earth . Cheers (Guinness is good for you?)!

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  2. The poem is Spring and Fall ( to the child Margaret) by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The last line is thought-provoking. So I am pleased to know you are not grieving anything Rod. The Guinness picture nicely ties the theme together and the tortoise looks happy! Here’s to the next 50 years!

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