time and poetry

Written by: jan oskar hansen

Time. 

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.