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“Time and Eternity” – Ryan Keating

Thrown in sown in

To the timeline
A skyline, this soil, this story

Your eagles wings
And my dappled things

From above and from below 

All histories converge, they merge

From a common past

Fast on to the future

Sutured lives together

Whether or not they know it.

Shouting sprouting 

From the same ground, so it

Sounds like a single chorus

For us sung a thousand times

Rhymes and rhythms

Hidden and revealed

Sealed seven times the scroll 

Holy and profane for glory

There is truly just one


About the Author:

Ryan Keating is a pastor, writer, and winemaker living on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where time passes more slowly. His work can be found in publications such as Ekstasis Magazine, Christian Century, Box (forthcoming), Words and Whispers, Agape Review, and Miras Dergi, where he is a regular contributor in English and Turkish. His wife and four children share a coinciding chronology, for now. Twitter: @keatingr

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