The Measure

"The Measure" is an on-going project that loosely adapts Robert Creeley’s poem of the same name. I use the text as a jumping off point to construct a meditation on our perception of the passage of time. The poem, while simple and straightforward in it’s structure, is deceivingly complex in the ideas it puts forward, mainly the notion of being ourselves who ultimately create time (and our imprisoment to it), by thinking and reflecting upon it. That time does not pertain to things in themselves but that is just a form of perception of the humand mind. 
The poem reads:

"I cannot
move backward.
or forward.
I am caught

in the time
as measure.
What we think
of we think of-

of no other reason
we think than
just to think
each for himself."