On Rimbaud’s Eternity

Inspired by Arthur Rimbaud’s Eternity

How can the reaches of a mortal mind
Encompass what defies encompassing,
To plumb the depths of time and space to find
The secrets that such explorations bring.
This fascination makes my inward eye
Reflect upon the play of earth and sun:
How rays of gold that wash the morning sky
Drip crimson when the turn of day is done
Until they kiss the sparkle of the sea;
And when I see the jewels of the night,
I know the sun is rising though it be
For but a new beholder of its sight.
While minds are strained and spent in time and space,
Do hearts approach eternity by grace.

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