In the Blink of an Eye by Alan Mason
Discover verses that transcend time, space and the human condition, a pictoral collection carefully crafted by Devon poet Alan Mason.
Grains of sand pass through the glass,
the pendulum swings,
across a canyon of hidden reality.
Tiny gaps that are seen but not seen,
a flickering of light and shade,
a frenzied repetitive strobe.
A picture captured by the optic nerve,
a bright colourful reflection,
admired and stored away.
A life punctuated by a subtle blindness,
fragments reaching for each other,
groping for continuity ...
Seconds can hang around
like a bad smell in the air,
annoying hangers on
with too much time to spare.
Centuries get eaten whole
and a thousand years flash by,
the decades can be swallowed
in the blink of a human eye.