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Beyond Window 2

Post  mikeschultz on Sat Apr 07 2012, 18:13

I

Through the glass darkly pass grains of time.
The weight of possibility pushes
As gravity pulls, its relentless force
As sure as time itself, as physical
As opposing tears of glass that lose and gain
In turn the ebb and flood,
The constant inrush of life to its expiration.
As one world empties, another world fills.


II

Before Grandfather bought his first clock,
He kept a one-hour Hour Glass
On the corner of his study desk.
Three stanchions of wood stained by shadow
To an ebony hue.

I would spend hours watching the grains
Pass through the narrow isthmus
That bound and separated,
As in a covalent bond, or a passage
Between possibility and inevitability.

That’s what grandpa would say,
But I never understood him back then,
And now I’m not so sure I's any better,
But for the memories.


III

From future to past
Through the streaming sands seconds
Continuous lines



Michael Schultz © April 7, 2012

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Re: Beyond Window 2

Post  BC Williams on Sun Apr 15 2012, 12:12

As one world empties, another world fills.

Lovely, profound thoughts about a simple hour glass Mike. I had never quite thought of it in such a way. I especially enjoyed II, and understand you are like him - wise and articulate beyond many of us mortals:-)

Love this new adventure of yours. When you get finished, I think we aught to do something special in your Portfolio with these. You're quite inspiring.

Thanks Mike, for being you!

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Post  RichieO on Sun Apr 15 2012, 14:08

Nice one Mike, very good piece of writing I enjoyed the read. There are so many types of clocks and time pieces around. Clocks used on the stage coaches in the days when time came from London, the carriage clock carried on Stagecoaches linked the villages and gave them the time of day set from London. Like Like Like a Star @ heaven
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Re: Beyond Window 2

Post  mikeschultz on Mon Apr 16 2012, 17:53

Bev, Richie, thank you both for your kind words. I value your reader's input and commentary. Thanks again.

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Re: Beyond Window 2

Post  Dori on Tue Apr 17 2012, 07:30

I guess I should have read Windows One first lol

The II part about your Grandfathers clock's it reminded me of the rhyme "My Grandfather's Clock."
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