Ancient and New
Ancient and new mingle in poetry.
The road on which the beginning poet stands,
disappears into the past,
where it once wound across
the dusty savannah, through
Civilizations rise and fall.
Paint flakes, stones falls from stone.
Languages alter or disappear.
The arts, however, have been passed
along from living hand to
Source: Writing Poems. Robert Wallace and Michelle Boisseau.