ENIGMATIC TIME

ENIGMATIC TIME

A Poem by Norman223

Time is…..Past, Present, Future, Forever.

We say it’s of the essence  -  yet where’s it’s taste or smell?

There are hands of Time, but never legs

Yet it marches on quite well.

But it has one strange ability

Of progress that implies

That even though Time has no wings

We still claim that it flies.

 

Yet another small anomaly, which we should abrogate,

Is that we say that Time has length,

But no width,  or depth, or weight.

And, as for our baser instincts

We can even dare

To beat Time,  lose Time, sometimes even kill Time

But, Time is always there.


And then... exception proves the rule

In a way that’s quite sublime

 For when someone says…. "Do you think you could just…….......    ? "                  

That’s when no one can find time.



  

 


© 2017 Norman223



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Norman223
This is a repeat of an earlier posting that was lost after a data "transfer"

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Brilliant. I am very much a fan of your work, sir.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Norman223

11 Months Ago

Thank you Carol. This was written as a piece of fun, but I have been surprised by the number of ph.. read more
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Kay
My favorite line: "That even though Time has no wings / We still claim that it flies." Indeed. Your poem got me thinking. Awesome, Norman.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Norman223

11 Months Ago

Merely a "flight of fancy", Kay. Thank you/
lovely work norman, my favourite theme time to describe and run with. you described time effortlessly in this fine piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Norman223

1 Year Ago

Thanks Andrew. It was actually written as a parody on the anthropomorphic descriptions of Time, but .. read more
I'm glad I took the time to read this. I guess "hands of time" comes from hands of a clock, How about looking at an hourglass and coining "waist of time"? Oh, that's not very good--your observations are much better. As always, your cleverness entertains.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Norman223

1 Year Ago

As long as you don't demand royalties, Sam, I could try and incorporate it, as despite your doubts, .. read more
I love the way you dig up all these "sayings" regarding "time" & then you crochet them into this fun bouncy rhyme! I think we both have fun with word play, but you always challenge me with the way you take things a few extra steps further. Like your ending here, which is arrived at in a roundabout way to heighten the anticipation! (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Year Ago


I like this norman. There is lot of gentle humour in it but plenty of truth. I suppose when you are younger and working you are too busy to think about time but that changes when you are retired (as I am).
Regards,
Alan


Posted 1 Year Ago


Norman223

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the additional spur to my contemplation, Alan. I am now wondering
whether oth.. read more
There are hands of Time, but never legs
Yet it marches on quite well.
But it has one strange ability
Of progress that implies
That even though Time has no wings
We still claim that it flies.

You just made me rethink about time again

Posted 1 Year Ago


Time, obviously no one can find time, but we are in a belief that Time goes on...we forget a logic here that we are in time and always with, of course we are running with time..hahaha......
A beautiful write to realise anomalies..
Thank you for sharing Enigmatic Time..:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Very beautiful Sir. Something that flies without wings and we try to kill the unstoppable immortal. And sometimes we don't find the eternal ever existent for us.
Thank you for making us realise these anomalies and thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Norman223

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your interpretation of of this poem Bala.
It was written more as a parody of.. read more
Bala Gorthi

1 Year Ago

I can't help it Sir, these days it seems, I am filled with philosophy. I know about these phrases.. read more
Norman,
You have well spoken "time as essence" first paragraph. Time is our platform for everything real in life. It did my heart good to see your definitive pictures played out in our understandings and quotes of times realities. Who thinks about it very much? Actually time is passing for all of us. Hmm. This was very creative and so fun........................Thank you so much for writing. it made me smile..............
Blessings, Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


Norman223

1 Year Ago

You have " revealed" a deeper interpretation of this poem than I had intended Kathy. I was more int.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Yea your so cute, what can I say............now Iv'e been told. Guess I'm learning about styles of p.. read more

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