Martin Robertson

Now and Then

Moment and Memory

The shutter flicks; the fleeting moment stays

pinned on time like a butterfly on a board,


But passing moments do not perish, build

memory and life; the artist’s captured moment

lives like a memory

and, would we live, we must let moments pass

to memory, form the phases of our life,

not like the camera catch the fading moment

to hold it like a dead leaf in the hand.