what does forever is composed of nows mean?

"Forever — is composed of Nows"

The line means that you can't just look ahead all the time, you have to enjoy the moment. Now, meaning the present, needs to be treasured and celebrated.

The poem reads as:

Forever — is composed of Nows —
‘Tis not a different time —
Except for Infiniteness —
And Latitude of Home —

From this — experienced Here —
Remove the Dates — to These —
Let Months dissolve in further Months —
And Years — exhale in Years —

Without Debate — or Pause —
Or Celebrated Days —
No different Our Years would be
From Anno Domini’s –

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