Martin Robertson

Now and Then

The Lilies of the Field

They think as they take breath, bearing no trace

in mind or eye.

Glowing, drooping in spirit and in face

momently like a flower

they touch the absolute value of each hour

where lightly, thinly lie

the veils of memory, of hope and fear.

Like a bird, like the wind

they take their certain, incalculable way,

and passing lend

our eyes perception of a clearer air

a brighter day.