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time and poetry


While statues fall to dust and nothing is remembered,
we fear you not Ozymandias; it was a poet who brought 
you back into history.  Words survive the onslaught of time,
 for each generation of poets words are written differently, 
but the message is the same: Do not forget you are mortal! 
Beauty and power are ephemeral.  

Copyright © jan oskar hansen

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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:22:00 AM
    Dear Jan - I read the poem "Ozymandias" for the first time and thank the gods for google. and for your talent. YOu may think I am just stroking your ego with every poem (yes and no), but I am amazed you are not more widely read here at Soup. I know you have other places where I hope you are more appreciated. love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 2/1/2013 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you kathy you can stroke my ego anytime. I´m quite happy having 30-40 readers, my poetry does not lend itself to mass reading