There are many zones
Perspective agreements
Representations from memory
Forever held secrets

From beyond recall
Initial blank wall
Comfort and love
Banished withdrawal

Wondrous emotions
Once ran away
Every fond moment
Remains etched in the brain

Thought after all
What’s there to mind?
Circadian beats?
Wind through chimes?
Repeating rhymes?
Your heart in time?
Still life seems best
When you unwind

Care for a Reading?
*Photo taken by me
I am happy to share this poem (my 350th post!) for both Jingle’s Thursday Poetry Rally & One Shot Wednesday!

Thanks for the awards and visiting my blog. The rallys have been outstanding & I’m proud to participate every chance I get. Thanks, Jingle! Your fantastic Thursdays bring people together.

My nominee(s) this week are Brian Miller, Leslie Moondustwriter, and Pete Marshall. The reason I select them all is because they have worked very hard to create One Stop. Cheers!

One Stop – Where Poets and Writers Meet
“A place to express and share, to comment and make friends, to discover and learn. We at One Stop are dedicated to promoting poetry & fiction, of all genres, and offer a warm hand of friendship to all who follow…”

71 Responses to “Time”

  1. i love it… the pic is good too πŸ™‚

    beautiful writing

  2. lovely post!

  3. your poem is represented now as promised,
    Happy Wednesday!

    • Hey Jingle, I was visiting blogs yesterday and saw the Jingle Community Bell a bunch of times. How Cool! See how appreciated you are πŸ˜‰
      Cheers & Happy Wednesday!

  4. betweenhearts75 Says:

    Very nice! Should I say this is a wonderful timeless time-piece! =)

  5. moondustwriter Says:

    Your lovely photo pulls me into a world of gears, bells, and life.
    Time immemorial is so well portrayed here

    Welcome to One Shot Wednesday – Thanks

  6. This picture is amazing and I agree – life seems best when you unwind – but I also like to keep pace with time :=)
    Nice to meet you! Claudia

  7. Glad to be a part of it, Leslie. You guys did a great job setting up the site.
    Kudos to you, Pete, & Brian. Nice work.

  8. Hi Mr Dustus, a timeless classic can i say…and in all honesty this is a classic..thanks for sharing this and thanks for the praise also for the site..cheers mate

    • I was just over at 1 Shot dropping my link… nice response already for the first one. Really great idea, Pete. cheers and respect!

  9. This is so beautiful, and beautifully illustrated by the photo. The mind and heart are the true time travel machines.

    • Thanks, Patti. Took that photo 2 yrs. ago in a museum in Grand Rapids, MI. Like what you say about the mind and heart. cheers

  10. What a great image…I want to crawl inside… feel my heart beat in time… with the rhythm of the chimes… Your poem of Time is just so sublime! Love this one, again…Heartspell

    • Cool poetic compliment, heartspell.
      Might hurt to crawl inside that thing / Kind of looks like a sewing machine. lol Ouch

  11. adam, nicely done…the interior of a clock has always fascinated me….all the independent parts working together….i would agree its better to unwind….welcome to onestop

  12. Old technology fascinates me, though I wish it worked like newer technology. One day the iPhone will be in a museum too. Eh, give it a couple of years lol
    Congrats on 1 shot/stop. Awesome

  13. Heartiest congratulations on your 350th post, Adam!!! Woohooo!!!
    A nice image to compliment a beautiful poem… too good!!!!
    I fell in love with the lines
    “Still life seems best
    When you unwind” — I think this is a THE truth !!! Very well said !!!

  14. Kavita, thanks. I’ve been making a conscious effort to relax more this summer. Enjoy yours! And thanks for your encouragementβ€”much appreciated πŸ™‚

  15. What a beautiful poem on time. I really like that comparison to “still life” and unwinding. Great photograph, too. it makes me think of “looking” through time the way it is lit.

  16. Hi Leslie. I always appreciate the care you take in considering my work. Always enjoy reading your responses. Your comment prompts me to think about different perceptions of time and literal abstractions inspired through memory. Glad you dig the photo. That was one of the few pictures I took in focus back then! lol
    cheers πŸ™‚

  17. Awesome poem that portrays the passage of time and what we do with it.

  18. You always paint a wonderful image on canvas with your words..loved the picture, it compliments your poem so well. Congratulations on your 350th post …that is awesome!! You Rock Adam ~ x

  19. Thanks, Amanda. Didn’t think I’d ever write that much when I started the blog. Appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚

  20. suzicate Says:

    Time is irrelevant, yet it is everything! Such lovely words and a fabulous photo to go with it.

  21. TY, Suzicate. Time should be cherished… And I need to take to heart what I just said. cheers

  22. I’m glad I found time to read that πŸ™‚
    Nice one.

  23. LOL thanks, Anthony

  24. Ah, time so elusive and slippery and best spent wisely and so well captured in this poem.

    I loved the rhythm and the photo added the perfect touch.

  25. Thanks. Talon, was just enjoying your recent posts. Great lines and nature photos. thanks

  26. Jessica Graf Says:

    I love the alliteration near the end

  27. i love that you’ve managed to transform such a common theme into a great piece of poetry. well done ~

  28. I am happy you found time to unwind and do this cool post. I like where you have your posts going. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Doraz. I’ve been writing more humor lately and enjoying a little bit more down time than I’ve had over the past couple of months. Bouncing around and unwinding indeed πŸ™‚ Hope your having fun!

  29. I like the way you moved through the poem to reach that perfect moment to just unwind….and I totally loved the photo which I’m certain must be one of yours.

    • Hey Charles. Thanks. The photo was taken back when I was learning what all the dials and such on my camera were for. Was fortunate that one looks good. Many from that trip will never see the light of day, I mean monitor. lol

  30. blissbait Says:

    Hey! WOW! When I first came the picture didn’t load…..and then BAM! That’s an amazing photo. You’re a cowrazy good photographer as well as poet. What a brilliant, full package You offer. Loved Your poem. Listened twice. Been thinking about time a lot lately. So it was cool to come here today. Thank You! Cheers and Namaste. πŸ™‚

  31. Thank you πŸ™‚
    Hey bliss, was just checking out your artwork.
    My fav is “in the garden”

  32. Time…. flowing like a river, to the sea.

    To the sea…

    Great poem and pic!!


  33. “To the sea…”
    That’s the perfect comment to go with your right eye avatar!
    Enjoy your weekend, Jannie!
    cheers πŸ™‚

  34. Lovely poem and your wonderful picture fits the poem so well.. The poem’s a classic!
    “Wondrous emotions
    Once ran away
    Every fond moment
    Remains etched in the brain”
    wonderful lines..

  35. Thank you, Ilakya πŸ™‚ That’s extremely kind.

  36. What a lovely poem. Love it πŸ™‚

  37. Marinela, always appreciate your feedback πŸ™‚ Thank you

  38. I get this, it’s fantastic.
    Nicely done adam

  39. Still life…for sure the best, when we unwind. Well done, and a great photo to boot.

    PS Thanks for reading my work…it means a lot.

    Rally On!

  40. The impetus of the poem was a like the ticking of a clock – then it unwound at the end! Good work Adam – the picture really compliments the poem too:)

    • Yep, time keeps on ticking lol It’s nice to unwind lately. Summer finds me in great spirits, Lynda. cheers. enjoy your weekend!

  41. i don’t know which i like better, the audio or the text… great work!

  42. Very cool of you, Ishabelle. I’m still a bit self-conscious of my voice, but getting more comfortable with it πŸ™‚ Enjoy your weekend!

  43. thank you for stopping by,
    Happy Sunday!

  44. Hey Jingle! Thank YOU for stopping by πŸ™‚
    Enjoy Sunday!

  45. mairmusic Says:

    Nicely interwoven, caught, as in time. Sorry to be late in returning your visit, but I am just recently back to the land of internet.

  46. No worries, Marilyn. Welcome back to the blogosphere!
    Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  47. I love both the picture and poem Adam. Congratulations on your 350 post. You will love being part of a poetry site, I know when I did when William had his own.

  48. Hi, great photograph!

  49. Thanks, Lawrence. You’re a great musician!

  50. gorgeous poem and pic.

  51. Always thankful for your supportive comments, trisha πŸ™‚

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