What of Time? 

by Khalil Gibran

  

 

 

What of Time?

by Khalil Gibran

And an astronomer said, master What of time?
And he answered:
You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. 
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, 
And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.
And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.

From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931, Lebanon.