Time turner..

tick-tock tick-tock, the clock hands echo
oh how I wish time could stand still
just for now, for few moments
so I can breathe freedom
from life’s old shackles
feel the cool air
once again
on my
mind-
on my
muse echo
the still silence
whisper its old tales
but alas, it moves swift
to gather more tales from far
my life flies with it, tied up tight
staying still only when hourglass turns

November PAD Challenge Day 11. #novpad11

The month of November sees the Poem-a-Day (PAD) challenge, hosted by Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides. Day 11 theme is to write a poem based on math or numbers. I decided to write a cascaded nonet/reverse nonet poem. In the form, the series in the nonet runs syllabically from 9 to 1, and keeping the last line as first line of the reverse nonet, going from 1 to 9 syllabically. Thanks Robert for the inspiration.
OSI #194

One Single Impression, hosted by Andree Reno Sanborn and Sandy Carlson, is a weekly poetry meme that comes out on Sundays. The prompt offered there this coming Sunday is their 194th overall, Hourglass.

© (11/11/2011)

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. Excellently done!! Love the concept of the hour glass… And Yes, time does fly by…My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.Steve Jobs

  2. Excellently done!! Love the concept of the hour glass… And Yes, time does fly by…My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.Steve Jobs

  3. I love this poem soooo much… theme is hourglass right?? I love the words which has formed like an hourglass 🙂 You're genius leeeeeee 😀

  4. I love this poem soooo much… theme is hourglass right?? I love the words which has formed like an hourglass 🙂 You're genius leeeeeee 😀

  5. > Thanks HARISH 🙂 It does take precision to get the shape somewhat right, but the form isn't that difficult to nab! :D>> Thanks, SARAVANA! :)>> Hello, I did stop by, GOOSEBERRY. Thank you for the feature! :)>> Thanks very much, SUBHORUP! but I'm no Rajah 😀 No syllables to a smiley, coz its not used in poetry! ;)>> Thanks, JANHVI 🙂 Glad you liked it and the precison!>> Too fast it flies for me, DS. Too too fast! and that quote is so beautiful :)>> Yes, theme is hourglass and the poem about time, MIYA. But it's been done before by me and by other poets too 🙂 Not genius really!>> Hey PRAMOD, welcome to the blog! 🙂 Glad you liked the art, both in the hourglass and my poem. Thank you very much!>> Thank you very much, POOJA! :)>> Thank you a lot, SUNAKSHI 🙂

  6. > Thanks HARISH 🙂 It does take precision to get the shape somewhat right, but the form isn't that difficult to nab! :D>> Thanks, SARAVANA! :)>> Hello, I did stop by, GOOSEBERRY. Thank you for the feature! :)>> Thanks very much, SUBHORUP! but I'm no Rajah 😀 No syllables to a smiley, coz its not used in poetry! ;)>> Thanks, JANHVI 🙂 Glad you liked it and the precison!>> Too fast it flies for me, DS. Too too fast! and that quote is so beautiful :)>> Yes, theme is hourglass and the poem about time, MIYA. But it's been done before by me and by other poets too 🙂 Not genius really!>> Hey PRAMOD, welcome to the blog! 🙂 Glad you liked the art, both in the hourglass and my poem. Thank you very much!>> Thank you very much, POOJA! :)>> Thank you a lot, SUNAKSHI 🙂

  7. @TOTOMAI,I like the form too. It restricts what I can work with, but it produces wonderful outputs :D@MEGHA,Thank you. 🙂 Glad you liked it.@RAMESHJI,I will drop by asap 🙂 Thanks for the encouraging comment here! Glad you liked it.@SANDY C,Yes, a confine of time 😀 Thanks very much!@NANKA, Glad you liked it. I knew you'd go a similar form route too :D@HARSHADJI,Yes, words do carry silence as well. Thank you :)@CHAMPAGNE,It was an effect of the form and its rendering 🙂 Glad you liked the result! 🙂 Thank you.@WRITE GIRL,Yes, the prompt just fits, doesn't it? 🙂 Thank you very much!

  8. @TOTOMAI,I like the form too. It restricts what I can work with, but it produces wonderful outputs :D@MEGHA,Thank you. 🙂 Glad you liked it.@RAMESHJI,I will drop by asap 🙂 Thanks for the encouraging comment here! Glad you liked it.@SANDY C,Yes, a confine of time 😀 Thanks very much!@NANKA, Glad you liked it. I knew you'd go a similar form route too :D@HARSHADJI,Yes, words do carry silence as well. Thank you :)@CHAMPAGNE,It was an effect of the form and its rendering 🙂 Glad you liked the result! 🙂 Thank you.@WRITE GIRL,Yes, the prompt just fits, doesn't it? 🙂 Thank you very much!

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