Michael Nolan (b. 1950, in Dublin) recently retired from a lifetime spent in education. He was Principal of a Jesuit Special School for nearly the last twenty years of his teaching career. He also studied Law and was called to the Irish Bar. He has lifelong interest in writing and literature.
Not what I think or thought about it all
nor say or said to you about it all
or even dream or dreamt it all again
as if it is and were the very first time.
Not before even that could you or I
know or knew the full extent of it or
feel or felt it’s deft confusion nor
think or thought of it as fully through.
Not now or then did it begin for us
nor ever or forever can it end at all
till future makes the past of present
or begins it all again as it began.
Is this too much to ask of all of it or
can we only wait about for more?