‘Untitled’ by Parisa H. Bazl of New York City The Society February 1, 2013 Poetry Every moment can be infinite If you see all it might have been. Eternity is in each minute When you consider pasts unseen. Take the now from what it will become And remove what became before So the passing of time might succumb To events composing its core. Each within and of itself exists Beyond sequence or measurement, And upon this oneness it insists It won’t go on and never went. As complete a story it might be It’s not by nature limited Because outside of chronology Potential shall increase instead. So trapped within a detached state Are unbound possibilities, For such isolation can create All the might-have-beens and could-bes. A single point holds anything – No order means no definition – Just one breath, line, or space can sing Of poems wrought from words unwritten. Parisa currently lives in New York City, where she works as an Information Architect for a tech company. During her undergraduate years at the University of Florida Honors College, she studied early and medieval literature, where she focused on the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Dante, among others, under the inspiring medievalist and poet R.A. Shoaf. She is 24 years old. This poem is among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.