Perennial

 

I hope you have a really good day

I’m not sure, I imagine it’s

A special day somewhere

Someone is having an honored time

Something that’s been done before

And should be done again

 

Some might say we’ll get it right next time

Others not so worked up with perfection

Look at all the nothing we don’t have

But it sure is good

That we’ll all here together

 

Is that the meaning in the ritual?

We do it together

And in less formal time

We talk about it afterward

 

Until the next occasion it might, or must, happen

Again

And anew

 

It may sound an invitation to

All dullness

Even with some innovation

As things evolve

Sometimes it’s rechercher du temps perdu

But like an actor’s good performance

A freshness is deserved each time

Even stepping back

 

So that remembrance is sweet

And so are you

And so, for a change, am I

 

C L Couch

 

 

By Chenspec – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52413744

 

(“Sonnet 30,” William Shakespeare

À la Rechercher du Temps Perdu, Marcel Proust)