How long is a man’s life finally?
A thousand days or only one?
One week or a few centuries?
How long does a man’s death last?
And what do we mean when we say, “gone forever”?
-Brian Patten, So Many Different Lengths of Time (2007:154)
If you need cheering up, you can see Brian Patten speak this poem wandering around a graveyard! Link to Brian Patten here
My most recent work has been concerned with worrying about time and generations. You can find some of this writing in the Generational section of Selected Articles
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present,
All time is unredeemable.
T.S.Eliot Burnt Norton