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

only time, constantly

something right
brought me to
carry the fire

shut your eyes or look away
i’m only time, constantly
stopping only
in a memory

© r.e.l. 6/14/11

image of old clocks

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34 responses

  1. Robin, I really enjoy the way you’re able to capture a moment in such a succinct manner. I just love the notion of time, animated, having the conscience to stop, I’m thinking out of respect, for the past. thanks for posting:)

    June 15, 2011 at 4:53 am

    • robin

      you’re welcome… time does seem to stop for me, while continue on for others… and isn’t it really both for all of us at times? i could mess with the notion of time, forever :)

      June 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

  2. gorgeous picture and poem. we should let our heart lead us.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

    • robin

      yes, not the clock ;)

      June 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

  3. Lovely, deep and meaning ful!

    June 16, 2011 at 3:09 am

    • robin

      ;)

      June 16, 2011 at 8:47 am

  4. beautiful creativity in your work here. It evokes such peace in the “now.”

    June 16, 2011 at 6:03 am

    • robin

      there is peace in the now… i try to make the “now” last as long as possible

      June 16, 2011 at 8:47 am

  5. hmmmmm

    now this made me think

    June 16, 2011 at 8:12 am

    • robin

      me too :)

      June 16, 2011 at 8:46 am

  6. elegant job.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

    • robin

      thank you, jingle

      June 16, 2011 at 8:46 am

  7. robertjosephsouthern

    Indeed a brief yet consuming concept of time; how still we are in the grasp of a memory.
    A pleasure reading you once again, Robin.

    ~Beautiful dreams
    Robert Joseph

    June 16, 2011 at 10:18 am

    • robin

      thank you, robert, for stopping by… i love time

      June 16, 2011 at 10:21 am

  8. Very nice. Every well chosen word in its place and none to waste, Great take on time.

    http://henryclemmonspoet.blogspot.com/2011/06/just-man-recording-is-above.html

    June 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    • robin

      thanks, glad you enjoyed… i always know if a word is off….

      June 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  9. “Stopping alone in memory” so true, lovely

    June 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

    • robin

      yes, time does stop. glad you see it too.

      June 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

  10. perfectly true! unstoppable time may be, it can stay in a memory :)

    June 18, 2011 at 10:36 am

    • robin

      yes…

      June 18, 2011 at 10:38 am

  11. I can get lost in the flow of time, pausing just to blink, and find things have shifted around me. A memory is the black hole of time, collecting seconds and moments to its center where they become bright flashes and then are gone.

    June 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    • robin

      i like that description … Thanks

      June 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

  12. Wonderful as always….

    June 21, 2011 at 5:14 am

    • robin

      thank you ;)

      June 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

  13. Brilliant. Time stops only for a memory — that’s very insightful!

    June 22, 2011 at 3:06 am

    • robin

      thanks, yes it does… ;)

      June 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

  14. Excellent poem, love live the memory that stops time :)

    June 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    • robin

      me too

      June 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

  15. Old Raven

    This is a beautiful page. And your words are mesmerizing!

    June 23, 2011 at 4:31 am

    • robin

      much appreciated…

      June 23, 2011 at 9:32 am

  16. Helena (Hey! Lena)

    Time – what a power it has! Loved this little read, indeed!

    June 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    • robin

      definitely

      June 25, 2011 at 8:15 am

  17. “shut your eyes or look away
    i’m only time”
    find this soothing, for some reason.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    • robin

      people create anxiety over time constraints. i don’t. ;)

      July 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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