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Montague, J. (1994). Process. Psychoanal. Rev., 81(1):3.

(1994). Psychoanalytic Review, 81(1):3


John Montague

The structure of process,

time's gullet devouring

parents whose children

are swallowed in turn,

families, houses, towns,

built or battered down,

only the earth and sky

unchanging in change,

everything else fragile

as a wild bird's wing;

bulldozer and butterfly,

dogrose and snowflake

climb the unending stair

into God's golden eye.

Each close in his own

world of sense & memory,

races, nations locked

in their dream of history,

only love or friendship,

an absorbing discipline

(the healing harmony

of music, painting, poem)

as swaying ropeladders

across fuming oblivion

while the globe turns,

and the stars turn,

and the great circles shine,

gold & silver,

sun & moon.

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