Wednesday, November 30

Time

Life In Motion

Teeth engaged, cogs circle in disdain.
Not in smooth running, round-wheeled ways
but spasmodic clicks, with tricks to trip
the shape-shifting focus in a mind
searching for the calm centre of Now.

Binding past and future, pendulum thoughts
swing in Time's cradle, but do not
be lulled by their rhythm. Life's jagged edges
await to jolt the complacent dreamer
and catapult them into the present tense.

Imaginary Garden asks us to explore the realms of the metaphysical today - here's my attempt, also linked to dVerse and Poetry Pantry.

28 comments:

  1. Wow! I take my hat of to you, Penny - I couldn't begin to write anything as profound as that! You have indeed illuminated the challenge for me.

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  2. Very impressive for sure-love the whole idea of it:)

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  3. Time - and machinery of any kind, large or small - fascinate me. Well done.

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  4. Nicely played! My brain isn't even awake yet. My most metaphysical thought this morning has been "Do I exist without coffee?"

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  5. first, i find the inner workings of a clock to be fascinating...just saying...the catapult them into present tense is my fav part...

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  6. Wonderful. Your words had me coming and going or just moving right along from second to second!

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  7. Binding past and future, pendulum thoughts
    swing in Time's cradle, but do not
    be lulled by their rhythm


    dancing lines, love the imagery of it.

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  8. Greetings Ms.Jinksy! Penny...this is a marvelous take on said prompt. Insightful and thought provoking, as the prompt itself would have been. Wonderful word weaving!!!

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  9. In disdain- really ? I guess metal gears
    could, in their stiffness be viewed that way.
    Maybe it is the peacock effect...
    You have got me thinking now! Thanks-

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  10. the cog is the perfect metaphor...so good

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  11. I loved this and sometimes this is exactly how it feels...catapulted into the future or even the present!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  12. Yes, Jinksy, you have grappled with one of the most difficult of the metaphysical questions: the continuum of time, and done it in grand style.
    The first lines of the second stanza are outstanding.

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  13. WOW!! Love it as I read it to myself - silently and aloud! Well done ~~

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  14. A thought provoking piece an a truly universal theme. An accomplished write.

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  15. Wonderful! I especially love "the calm center of Now". Fantastic poem.

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  16. So true, we think we have all the time in the world but as we age, it seems somehow to speed up, or maybe it's that we become more aware of our mortality?
    Loved this because all we truly do have is our, now.

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  17. SO much more than an 'attempt' ... love this!!!

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  18. Smooth and deep, like the depths of time.

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  19. Life in motion....so much beautiful truth in your words Penny....wonderful penning indeed!!

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  20. Love it Penny and I believe we'd make a great thinking team. I totally agree with you on the message you left me on Viv's blog - the world needs a whole deal of thinkers, it's possibly the abundance of reckless people that turned the planet into this place we live in today.

    Take care and keep smiling girl. <3

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  21. I love your take on time! I love the imagery and these lines:

    "Life's jagged edges
    await to jolt the complacent dreamer
    and catapult them into the present tense"

    Well Done!!!

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  22. This was wonderful Jinsky. My mind tended to go blank, while yours hummed poetically along.

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  23. I like the pendulum thoughts and life's jagged edges. A lovely reminder that everything is about now ~

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  24. You've done it again, Jinksy! Even better than Omar Kyahham.

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  25. Loved this, I think most of us can relate to life's jagged edges jolting us about.

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  26. I instantly related to this. I feel like my life consists of a myriad of projects, all with many moving parts. Meanwhile, time keeps clicking away.

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