Poetry Friday: Time

On the third day of Laura Shovan’s February 10th Annual February Poetry Project, which is centered around the theme of time, the prompt was a photo of the massive carved stone calendar of the Aztecs. Coincidentally, I have a souvenir version of that calendar sitting on the hallway shelf beside an old Seth Thomas chiming clock. Here’s the poem I wrote.

Linda has this week’s Valentine Edition of the Poetry Friday roundup at TeacherDance.

11 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Time”

  1. I did love this poem, a backstory to your picture, Mary Lee. Love the smile at the end. I remember it being so important to wind those clocks “just right”.

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  2. that line, “neither is particularly accurate” makes me smile. Accuracy doesn’t matter as much as the memory and connection. That’s what I take from this poem.

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  3. So good. I love how all those disparate elements become personal in your poem. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  4. This makes me think of two things: the challenge of wanting to go back in time, to relive or redo the past and would we want to? AND this museum I know about and play to visit this summer. I hear it is noisy for sure in there. We have several old clocks from my husband’s antique collecting grand and gr grandmothers. They are lovely. https://www.hoffmanclockmuseum.org/1/index.htm? If you ever head to Vermont this would be somewhat convenient to visit!!

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