tides of time

 

droplets

of water,

miniscule

seconds

of time

collected into

myriad foaming

minutes

of salty brine

spraying wildly

off crests

of rolling

hours;

incessant waves,

pounding out

days

upon the shore.

 

an ocean

relentlessly

reclaiming

sands of

years

in wrinkling

imprint on

beaches strand,

leaving us

with shiny

scattered

bits & pieces,

of shells;

lives

iridescent

memories.

 

we pick up

the pretty

moments,

turning

these over

in our hands

to take home

for display

in pint jars

upon shelves,

but best to

leave slimy

clumps of

seaweed

to dry to

brittleness

with the

passage

of time.

 

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http://dversepoets.com/2014/07/24/bold-metaphors-and-images-avoiding-words-like-like-and-as/

Response to Claudia’s  metaphor challenge and Mary’s earlier poetics on “time”.

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sumana Roy
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 09:49:29

    I like how you’ve sketched the lines of time using beautiful word pictures…

    Reply

  2. rmp
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 00:15:22

    This is lovely. I’m not sure if we’re being left with bits and pieces of shells or if we ourselves are turned into the tiny remnants of shells. I do like how you chose to capture time within tides.

    Reply

  3. claudia
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 17:20:45

    a lovely metaphor for life and how the tides come and go and what they leave and how they leave us

    Reply

  4. rosross
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 14:45:11

    I like the way the words flow down like rain droplets on a window.

    Reply

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