The Moment by Samuel HaNagid (993-1056)
She said: “Rejoice
For God has brought you
to your fiftieth year in the world!”
But she had no inkling
That , for my part, there is no difference
Between my own days which have gone by
And the distant days of Noah
In the rumored past.
I have nothing in the world
But the hour in which I am.
It pauses for a moment, and then
Like a cloud