Saturday, April 4, 2015

Cosmic Minutia (2015 APR PAD - Day 3)


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There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”
― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring



Cosmic Minutia

Such a simple concept,
ingenious invention
hands upon a face,
circling;
weights, pulleys,
pendulums and gears
measuring off
the minute bits –
hours, minutes,
seconds
of our
tiny
lives.

Equally simple,
infinitely beautiful, breathes
nature’s luminous machinery:
her universal clock
calibrating days, months,
seasons, years, eons
in the rotations and revolutions
of planets
about a star.

PSC/2015



The above poem is written in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides APRIL PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge for Day 3 (a “machine” poem):  http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-day-3

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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful -- the sentiment, the choice of words, the form, the photos. A nod of recognition here..

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    1. Thank you, Nurit -- kind words indeed!

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    1. Ahhh, thanks, De! So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  3. This made me think. I had never thought of clocks as beautiful. Love the comparison to the orbiting planets.

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    1. What a lovely compliment -- when a poem makes one think. Thank you, Barbara! So glad you stopped by! :)

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