time ... endless time

time ... endless time

A Poem by Allen Smuckler
"

My last whack at e.e....we're on a first name basis now...I actually made it easier to decipher, otherwise you might stop reading it & whatwouldBthe.in that...:))

"

          

a

     ru (ss) ian

                                    class (stud) on-l-y (ies) to                                    (le

 

)arn           ss(ru)ian              .

 

thew   at ch keeps time;

                                    n

                                      d

                                        l

                                          e

                                            s

                                              s              t…….i……….m………..e………………

 

b            u            t                                                   4  w

                                                                                     h

                                                                                     a

                                                                                      t ???????

se (sun) ize                         the             gnizalb   

 

                                         &

pu(i) t                                          to

                                                      rest;

 

en (moon) gulf                                      the                         (face (less)

 

                                                   &  

sac) fice (ri                                                            4or                        the

 

                                   

                                    s                                                                      p      s.

                                                                                                                        t

                        ,s                        t                   &                                 l            e

                                                                                                              a    n

                                                                                                             

                            r                        a

 

WAIT a        (min)           

                                    I

                                       ‘ve               (ute)!             NeVeR

tak (en                                                                                 u

                  a                                                                      class  .

                                                                                               s

                                                                                                ian            

                                                                                              


© 2013 Allen Smuckler



Author's Note

Allen Smuckler
February 15, 1974 (from "The Missing Years"...)

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I love poems and songs but have never been a fan of crossword puzzles. Not my cup of tea, but then, we artists have to create for ourselves first.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Allen Smuckler

1 Year Ago

I can appreciate that dr ... sometimes it's just fun to experiment and challenge the reader... some .. read more
drcornelius

1 Year Ago

My wife is the puzzler in our family. I am enjoying your work.
This is funny!
Your confusing format was vital in order to prove your message. :P

When you mentioned "e.e.", did you mean e.e cummings the writer? Just curious- I've heard of him before.

Posted 3 Years Ago


hahahaha...i kept trying to refresh my screen because i thought it was errors...love this format...fits the write

Posted 4 Years Ago


it' so much of fun to read in this style & way your words dance & sing!seriously I need to learn this style from you :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Cute. Clever. Charming. Interesting. Fun. Xo.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lovely and beautifully rendered with wonderful imagery.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Allen, I was reading your book and came across a familiar structure such as this. I don't how you manage these but they are awesome, interesting and challenging! Thanks for your blessed abilities! You are precious!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Allen Smuckler

4 Years Ago

Thank you Becky for sticking with it...It is not the easiest poem to decipher but YOU NEVER WANT TO .. read more
Becky C Strukamp

4 Years Ago

Allen,

You are quite welcome! And your price is...??????? LOL

Bec
Allen writes well, this is enigmatic, strange, a experiment, all the things a poem can be, this work fascinates me !

Posted 4 Years Ago


Allen Smuckler

4 Years Ago

Thank you Leslie...for your interesting selection of words...I like when readers have to "really' re.. read more
So...Students of Russian might just possibly NOT be the only persons attempting to embrace the incomprehensible, for purposes unachievable, and toward ends unforeseeable? Have I got the intended gist, here, mr. cummings?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Allen Smuckler

4 Years Ago

Wha happened?? Actually Mark, I don't know what the purpose was...40 years ago. So I added the.. read more
the things we did to prove we "got" it... and doing some of the other stuff out of boredom just to show we could ...and yet we UNDERSTOOD, we did - we understood what we did.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Allen Smuckler

4 Years Ago

Can't speak for others Chris, I just do what ultimately makes me happy...but I understand your point.. read more

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I'm a poet, a singer, a peaceful gunslinger.. looking to share my poetry..and a little bit of me...if I dare I 've been writing since I was 18.... am slightly older now, and still trying to fin.. more..

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