Forever Is like Getting Off a Train

Music: If.
By Peter Rudenko. Performed by Peter Rudenko at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Forever is like getting off a train:
Outside the landscape listens, holds its breath;
Racing hedges stop, the mountains pause,
Trees wait on the wind, as still as death.
Yet far off, a whistle sounds again.

So may we, though trapped within our motion,
Imaginatively step beyond its laws:
X's on the surface of an ocean.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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