Books, Philosophy, Stuart France

Functions in Time…


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.