Time’s a Ticking: Day 26

On Poem in Your Pocket Day my students carried an original poem and a published poem they had studied in their pocket to share with friends and adults around school today.  Although I have heard many of my students’ poems, I heard some I hadn’t yet heard as they shared theirs with me today.  And as always, poems inspire poems…and Jameson’s clock poem inspired my writing today.  Here’s his:

The Clock

 
Tick tock

tick tock

moving every second,

every minute

and every hour.

Watching,

looking

tick tock

observing.

Looking at action,

moments

and memories.

 

Jameson

clock

And my own:

Time

 

Time

ticks and tocks

a metronome

playing life’s rhythms

tapping the beat

insistent, urging

march, dance, move!

 

Time

stands still

frozen in terror

disbelief

or the monotony of boredom

clock hands

stubbornly standing in place

 

Time

races

evaporating like morning fog

gathering clouds of seconds

raining down

in the urgency of time lost

 

Time

hovers

nagging at the edges of consciousness

a stern taskmaster

demanding attention

 

Time

lingers

like sweet kisses

or the taste of chocolate

reminders of precious memories

 

Time

slips and slides

tomorrows become

yesterdays

creating a roadmap of the past

made up of everyday minutes

tick, tick, ticking

 

Time

 

Douillard 2018

We’re in the waning days of our 30-day challenge.  What will inspire today’s poem?

 

2 thoughts on “Time’s a Ticking: Day 26

  1. dogtrax

    And mine (thanks, Jameson)
    —-

    I find myself
    in a strange
    zone of time,
    making rhymes
    with friends
    from tomorrow,
    today;
    where yesterday’s
    words
    seem to skip
    across the imaginary
    border lines
    of the world —
    invisible boundaries
    where the hands
    of clocks
    dance to the tune of
    the moon’s rising —
    I write, in the here and now,
    to let this poem
    become the pillow
    on which you might
    dream.

    — Kevin (thinking of how collaborations across time zones in the world make for strange writing experiences)

    Reply
    1. kd0602 Post author

      Thanks Kevin! It is so motivating for my students to know that their words matter and influence the thinking and writing of others! I appreciate you taking the time to read and write with us! (And I love your time poem!)

      Reply

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