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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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"Woven strand by living strand / Proven hand by loving hand"

Time Out

When all is balanced in equipoise
Time our existential background noise
Is not so distracting then
And we are in less of a hurry

But we know time will come when
It stops for us and this is what we worry
About when time is in doubt

About time then to take time out

To be out of time is to be immortal
Through death or through madness the portal
Of interface the meeting place
Where time becomes interwoven with space

Joined where the woof and the warp of
Reality is woven
There where what is real is proven
Woven strand by living strand
Proven hand by loving hand

To live new laws of motion
To love in waves of the spacetime ocean
Where the music we hear is the atmosphere
Around below and above
Where everyone knows everything is love

To be out of time is a good way to be
But if death or madness is too much you
Can take time out for a moment or two

An interstitial interlude
Wherein you refuse
To choose that which you do not choose
Nor mind being rude
Gleaning the meaning of an untimely mood

From death and madness finding out
A third if temporary way to learn
As we turn away even as we turn
When all is balanced in equipoise

Sometimes it comes through as it comes true
That time is more than existential background noise
As we take time out for a moment or two
Of the silence in the music of untimely joys

Our father who art as we remember
Mother who made us the way we are
We sow April but reap September
Gleaning the meaning of a fallen star
In dry stubbled fields of December

When we are speechless what do we say
To turn and not to be turned away?

Father mother one another
Why we are and why we bother
Now is when we take our turn

Woven strand by living strand
Time to live and love and learn
Proven hand by loving hand
When time is in doubt

About time then to take time out

+Steven Curtis Lance

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Reviewed by Michelle Mead
Great ending, worth a slow reading so that the end really pops.
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