Imminent

“Omnes una manet nox.”
The same night awaits us all
Loud or soft, when death, it knocks
Each, alone, must heed the call

On papyrus, the old Roman bard
Horace scrawled with ink and quill
All of us end, either soft or hard
Old or young, for good or ill

That night crawls to us, or races quick
The usurper puts another in place
Details wrapped in fog too thick
Erased by time, our name and face


Omnes une manet nox.

—Horace, Roman poet

The Latin approximately translates as, “The same night awaits us all.”


©2022 Kevin Trent Boswell

Magus72 on Patreon - the music, poetry, and madness of Kevin Trent Boswell
Magus72 on Patreon – the music, poetry, and madness of Kevin Trent Boswell

Coming September 30th, 2022

Area 25 – a new album of twelve original songs from Trent Boswell

Area 25 - music by Trent Boswell - coming September 30th​
Area 25 by Trent Boswell – coming September 30th
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The music and poetry of Kevin Trent Boswell