Monday, April 25, 2011

Time Fishing

April 25, 2011 “Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.”
Ismael Reed

Time Fishing

Albeit time is but an abstract thought,

Seldom is the minute that can be bought.

We count it, and kill it, and watch it pass,

Then try to save it, and cannot, alas!

We turn it backwards, and forward spring it,

Waste it and clock it, coordinate it.

Time heals, time marches, and we yearn for more.

Though time lies heavy, there is a time for

everything, except its passing on, so

“time is a-wasting”, get ready, set , go!


  1. Love it!! Nice rhythm and rhyme.
    Do you remember?...
    "Time to make the doughnuts!"
    It's now my husband's and my way of saying it's time to get up and get going!

  2. I missed this last year. I love the rhythm of it--feels like time, if you know what I mean...


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