July 7, 2007

Keeping Time

Gothic and sturdy it sits

Perched on a manicured mound

Strangely massive, given how small

Built by believers now long gone

Next door, the sprawling university hums along

Chemists create their cultures

Thespians play with the past

Engineers rewire the world

Meanwhile, the modest chapel overlooks it all

An older, wiser sister judging sibling frenzy

Her towered bell gently pervades next door

Each clang suggesting ancient tensions

How shall we mark the time?

chronos or chairos?