. . . . . . . did you know that i sit next to you now in the tiniest house of time?

stand still now, precious moment

always dreaming of another way to wrestle with time…

to see my path through the hourglass of dreaming,
of moments that spiral without reason to nowhere specific
except the path
that is meant for me…

are you lost now in nothingness?
i thought you said you trust
the stepping stones you feel
with your barefeet, eyes closed.

you know that time hides behind thorns sometimes…
yet, i thrive
and live with its heartbeat
that never stops to lead its way.

stand still now, precious moment
you pierce me
lead me now to forever

© r.e.l. 12/28/10

submitted to caesura 2/5/14

**this post is for Thursday Poets Rally Week 36 (12/29-1/5/11) on Promising Poets

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72 responses

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    • my pleasure

      December 29, 2010 at 10:10 am

  2. kaykuala

    Robin,
    Rightly so! Grappling with time and forever losing. Fascinating!

    December 29, 2010 at 8:52 am

    • and forever being timeless :)

      December 29, 2010 at 10:11 am

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  4. I really like these lines

    stand still now, precious moment
    you pierce me

    Thanks!

    December 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    • me too :)

      December 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

  5. How we struggle with time sometimes. I love how this poem shows the grappling with it.

    Great work!

    JP

    http://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/new/

    December 29, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    • i’m fascinated by time… i think einstein was on to something :)

      December 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

  6. Jingle

    super magical piece,

    lead you to forever, that’s fantastic longing..
    uncertainty makes life worthwhile,

    poem on,
    Glad to have you in…
    Cheers!

    xx

    December 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    • yes, i have a thing for uncertainty and the magic that can be there if you are open to it :) thanks, jingle

      December 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm

  7. Fascinating!! Love it.

    Happy New Year!!

    December 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    • thank you :) you too

      December 29, 2010 at 7:22 pm

  8. Someone is Special

    Fascinating lines.. You have a wonderful style of poetry.. I admire it.. BTw, you have a nice blog here and I love to browse your blog more and to enjoy your featured poems too..

    –Someone is Special–

    December 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    • thanks for letting me know.. hope you like some other poems too :)

      December 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

  9. I, too, wrote about time tonight. I like your use of hourglass and heartbeat.

    December 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    • :) the ancient way to set time, and i ilke to think of time beating to its own heartbeat. thanks :)

      December 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

  10. Happy Rally!

    Nice addition for rally! Love this!

    December 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    • thanks, kellie… you too

      December 29, 2010 at 9:50 pm

  11. Loved reading the thoughts.
    Happy New Year

    December 30, 2010 at 4:40 am

    • thank you… time is a good one for the new year ;)

      December 30, 2010 at 8:48 am

  12. I love this. Right now is the only time I have. This is well-crafted. Thank you!

    December 30, 2010 at 5:21 am

    • be present with “time” wherever time is (whatever that means :)

      December 30, 2010 at 8:54 am

  13. Linda

    I love the imagery in this. My favorite line is: “you know that time hides behind thorns” Boy, is this true!

    December 30, 2010 at 6:43 am

    • yes, the thorns i think are what keep us from truly envisioning our best future.. the fears in the thorns have power. so we need to look at them :)

      December 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

  14. I too like the imagery of ‘lead you to forever’.

    Great take on our struggle with time!

    December 30, 2010 at 7:34 am

    • it’s all about timing ;) thanks for visiting…

      December 30, 2010 at 9:51 am

  15. If we could only make time stand still.
    Thank you for sharing!

    http://mysticmarleei.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/nye/

    December 30, 2010 at 8:10 am

    • you can :)

      December 30, 2010 at 9:53 am

  16. Wonderful words.

    Anita.

    http://anitaspoetry.blogspot.com/2010/12/poison.html

    December 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

    • thank you… that you enjoyed. i’ll check out yours…

      December 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

  17. A perfect reflection for the end-of-the year.
    Time–a human construct. And we only have the present moment.

    Happy New Year, Robin

    My rally: http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/darkness-is-only-a-degree-of-light/

    December 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    • yes, time a human construct… life seems better without it :)

      December 30, 2010 at 6:35 pm

  18. Time is often elusive, not only hiding behind thorns but also racing away, sometimes hidden for a day, sometimes more, but who can keep score?

    December 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    • no need to keep score :)

      December 30, 2010 at 7:28 pm

  19. time, time…
    time they say is the only cure and time alone can heal broken hearts. but will time remove the scars?

    it got me thinking. well done.

    happy new year and happy rallying.

    Thanks,
    Cha

    http://chaspalette.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/she-is-her-but-not-her/

    December 30, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    • time transforms them ….

      December 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

  20. “time hides behind thorns, sometimes”… Yes, the heartbeat of time never stops. Just a wonderful, thoughtful poem.

    December 31, 2010 at 9:41 am

    • ;) thanks for commenting…

      December 31, 2010 at 10:33 am

  21. if only we could have time at our command… lovely piece!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    • we can if we see it in the right way :)

      December 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm

  22. RJ

    I love your line, “…time hides behind thorns…” You have a very lyrical voice.

    Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2011 at 5:19 am

    • thank you… ;)

      January 1, 2011 at 8:27 am

  23. Hi Robin, I very much like the images you’ve given through your verse, hourglass of dreaming is quite eloquent :)

    Even I’m trying to wrestle with time, though I end up losing quite often.. ;)

    Why The Hesitation? My Poetry For Rally Week 36

    January 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    • thank you.. words and time make for some awesome images together :)

      January 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

  24. Sam373

    TIME IS THE ONLY CONSTANT. HOW WE DEAL WITH IT OR ITS EFFECT ON US IS ONLY ONE QUEST. GOOD WRITE.

    January 2, 2011 at 1:50 am

    • thanks, sam… i could go on and on about the concept of time…

      January 2, 2011 at 6:45 am

  25. “time hides behind thorns” is so poetic. You really have talent.

    As a reader, I say “This is incredible!” As a competitor, my reaction is more along the lines of “Uh-oh…”

    I wish you the best of luck in the Poets Rally Week 36. Not that you’ll need it ;D

    January 2, 2011 at 8:32 am

    • thanks, imagination…..
      we are all in this together, no competition… happy new year

      January 2, 2011 at 8:34 am

  26. We never realize how precious those moments are…Thanks!

    January 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

    • the most precious ;)

      January 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

  27. thought you said you trust
    the stepping stones you feel
    with your barefeet, eyes closed.

    My mind’s eye won’t even close for that. That is trust.

    January 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    • yes, trust… ;)

      January 2, 2011 at 8:53 pm

  28. Happy new year friend!
    lovely poem dear..how i wish we could capture time and seize all our prcious moments and make them last :D

    January 2, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    • i’m working on it :) happy new year to you too….

      January 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm

  29. Words4aFriend

    Very good poem, thanks for sharing

    January 3, 2011 at 7:58 am

    • ;)

      January 3, 2011 at 8:42 am

  30. Beautiful poem…thank you for sharing.

    January 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    • :)

      January 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

  31. Loved the closing lines !! straight on point ! touching lines :)

    January 4, 2011 at 1:53 am

    • yes :)

      January 4, 2011 at 7:13 am

  32. you did great for this one..mines here for this thursday- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/hunger/

    January 5, 2011 at 12:03 am

    • thanks ;)

      January 5, 2011 at 5:45 am

  33. tuffi kaffa

    very well crafted piece on a elusive theme, thanks for sharing

    January 5, 2011 at 2:13 am

    • my favorite kind of theme. elusive….

      January 5, 2011 at 5:46 am

  34. moved your comment to the award post section,

    there are quite a few poets coming in today not notified awards yet, I don’t want to distract their participation…

    you may check the link to see, I changed the comment option to pop up,
    so you can use Name/URL now..
    Happy Rally. ;)
    Thanks for taking the awards.

    January 5, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    • ok, ooops. thanks for the award :)

      January 5, 2011 at 7:03 pm

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  36. Beautiful

    mine

    http://hindawy.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/home-is-not-here/

    January 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    • thanks for visiting.. i value all insight ;)

      January 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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