The effects of the past
on the present can be recognised
in the unconscious persistence
of our earliest psychological impressions.
And if the future enters into us
long before it happens, as is sometimes
supposed, then it too must also be in part present.
The past is not a dead thing fit only to be shunned,
nor the future an empty void awaiting fulfilment.
The past and present contain consequences
which both reflect and project.
And if the event in time be circular,
rather than linear, then we can
also add the future to this equation.