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By: Leo Huckvale
Competition Year: 2012
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Can we measure Time in years?

Not before the cosmic clock
Barely ticks, and Time, unlocked
Surges forth and grows the void
And fills the emptiness with noise.

But can we measure Time from noise?

Not before the orbits bind
And slowly turning spirals wind,
And clouds collapse, filling space
With light and ash and dust and grace.

But can we measure Time from Space?

Not before the Sun is born,
And underneath, the Rock is formed,
Not before the circle clears,
Leaving a tiny, delicate sphere.

Yet can we measure Time in years?

Not before Mankind was born
And, looking out beyond the Sun,
We wondered where All had begun,
And overcame our insignificant fears

To find our Age: Fourteen Billion Years.
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