Sunday, January 02, 2005

Back to the future

Memories fail
As he tries to recount
What he doesn’t know
The past
Slowly disappears
From the horizon
And the future
Approaches
Bright
And beautiful


14 comments:

Jessica said...

Absolutely stunning, .:A:., I love it.

Zee said...

looking forward, full of hope.

excellent, A!

:..M..: said...

Excellente, monsieur! It's a beautiful way to put it across. I couldn't have ever done it this well.

the still dancer said...

Makes me think, quite curiously, of "The Forgotten," the Julian Moore film.
Makes me think also, in disjoint sentences, about the following:
Made me think, quite incongrously I think, of the BJP and their brave attempt of creating their own history.
Made me think of Harry Seldon.
"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present, controls the past."
Makes me think of how much of our collective remembering is actually, imagining.
Makes me think that the memory of an individual, the only true roots, the only true home he has got, is an assemblage of other opinions, other thoughts, other memories. So what is this think we call the Self, the Ego, the I? Is it not the sum of the variegated fragments of our memory?
And what is the We? We the people, our heritage, our past, our values? Is that not memory also? Many memories, many millions of memories annealed together and forming one memory?
As I said, thoughts strung together in disjoint, nebulous sentences. Hope there was some sense in all that. Thank you for an excellent bit of writing, and do drop into my blog sometime.

wandering dervish said...

sanguine, beautiful.
have a great new year.

Pincushion said...

And a very happy new year to you too :->
Whats life without memories
as always..beautiful..
but I wouldn't expect any less of you.

Diva said...

A perfect post as the new year brings us new horizons and new opportunities. Happy New Year, A - may the coming days bring you much joy, health, and wisdom.

Garrison Steelle said...

Stunning. Simply stunning.

-G

yvaine said...

Very encouraging.

Miss Qt said...

"Bright and beautiful future" :)

Ubermensch said...

was i here before?

. : A : . said...

Jessica - Thanks. Glad you like it.

Zee - Yes, hope keeps us going on.

:..M..:, Garrison Steelle - Thank you *bows*

kaashyapeya - Welcome and thanks for dropping by. I will visit your blog soon. I am so glad that you could put together so many thoughts from this one small poem. Looking forward to having you around.

wandering dervish, Pincushion, Diva Drip - Thanks, Happy new year and welcome back!

yvaine - Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Will visit you soon.

Queen Mo - Yes, it is!

ubermensch - Might have been. You tell me!

Cori said...

Hope!

. : A : . said...

Cori - Exactly!