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  Once Forever Past
by Odin Roark
Monday, October 01, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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The exponential speed of evolution and technology begs the question: What price Tomorrows?

Once Forever Past

there was a different kind of thought


The flame is heavy upon itself
flowering heat upon its valley
where ashes serve starving roots
beneath repeated waves of man's molten rock

Once I thought

The pounding rain knows not
its echo deep beneath virgin earth
where sparklets of tinctured growth
drank sparingly
ever thankful of
consumptions' gray ash
and granite's breathing fissures

Once some thought

Tomorrow's needs
no longer demand notice
of harvest's color
or banquet's abundance

For power to live
relies not on that grown
from dampness of tears
merged gently with compost of time


Future's harvest
insists only on
mind's inverted
ones and zeros
miniature of miniatures
Nanobots engineering
infinity's powers of ten

Now many think

What say this called geology
organic history?

Why touch so honored
hearing so revered
fragrance so cherished
taste so rewarding
seeing so essential?

Tomorrows remembered

Might know of what once was
but will they ever experience
what might have been
had rain kept falling
to remedy the flame
to birth the ashen dust
to grow Nature’s beginnings
and perpetual ends


Once merely near
now beneath rainless clouds
as fire without flame

IT ponders without sleep
our to-be-born future


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/2/2012
You have left us with a lot to ponder. Recent study has shown nature's resistance and resilience through rapid evolution. This will ensure that life will remain abundant and diverse on the planet as it adapts to the environments created either by nature, itself or man.

As for human evolution, I firmly believe that natural selection that drove intelligence left the human race about ten thousand years ago with domestication of animals and farming.

Technology, as you so beautifully described, is developing at such a rate that is mind-boggling what kinds of technologies we will have one hundred years from now. I look at the born to be future with anticipation, some, I hope not most, look at it with dread.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/2/2012
how in touch with the natural world
is anyone anymore? and more to the point,
how much less will anyone be from now on?
'...nor can foot feel being shod'
Hopkins wrote more than a century ago...

he was more than onto something

keep them coming, Odin


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