Spark in Time

Michael Conrad Hirt -  Vanitas Still Life (1630)

“Vanitas Still Life” by Michael Conrad Hirt (1630)

A poem about mortality, art and legacy.  Written on the 2nd July 2016.


Spark in Time

These numb fingers and this rusting brain.
This yellowing parchment and raptor’s mane.
Words of power, wisdom and change.
On tablet immortal by window pane.
Lines unending, scrawled in time.
Moments captured, verse and rhyme.
And when fingers and brain no longer tick.
When candle on sill is reduced to wick.
The words remain, poignant and strong.
Immortal on paper, when author’s gone.

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