Friday, July 25, 2014

One world at a time

More Nora Gallagher.  This time from Things Seen and Unseen.  There is plenty to do, to contemplate, to figure out, to experience, in this world before moving on to the next.

When asked what he thought
Of the afterlife
Thoreau was heard to say
One world at a time.
One world is enough
For any of us
To imagine,
To contemplate,
Even sometimes
To bear
Without going on
To the next one
Before its time.
One world at a time.
Now is the time
For this one.

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