Thursday, 9 January 2020

Time

3 words chosen from the list  by Sanaa: sky, twilight and deep for



A view on our summer holiday in December 2019 in  the South Island of NZ


This fantail circled a few times around my head and landed once briefly 😀

Time

Time disappears into nothingness 
like soft sand held by cupped hands 
Gliding through your fingers
Reuniting with a vast mass
of a thousand grains
Slow down, slow down
Don’t let it all go, and swiftly flow 
Take time by the hand
hold that hand tenderly
and walk to see the world
with the eyes of a child 
watch the clouds dance in the sky
Be in awe of a golden twilight
Let the twinkle in an eye 
make you smile
Be fond of a fantail 
fluttering around you
Let time take you with her
Be like a soft stream lapping
Be the wild water 
bending seamlessly 
around obstacles
Accept all what comes
and let it flow, let it flow slow
till you reach the river mouth
and become one with the ocean
where thirst for time drops deep
There is your harbour,
There is your home



34 comments:

  1. This is such a deeply philosophical write, Marja!❤️ I love the gentle tone and optimism especially; "Be the wild water
    bending seamlessly around obstacles/Accept all what comes and let it flow." Thank you so much for writing to the prompt❤️

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    1. Oh thanks Sanaa Nice to hear from a wonderful poet like you

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  2. There's almost a Buddhist feel to this poem. I love it!

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  3. Oh yes, this has a spiritual feeling to it. May I embrace your words this year.

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  4. Oh yes very Zen, to be a part of nature and the natural process

    Thanks for dropping by my blog today Marja

    Much✏love

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    1. Thanks Gillena and I enjoyed visiting your blog

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  5. A beautiful piece of wise advice we could all take heed of.

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  6. So much has been and is written about Time!
    The main idea is usually that Time flies, "gliding through your fingers", dissappears.
    We should slow its flow,join it, enjoy the things it has to offer, until we become one with the ocean of Nature.
    That's a very realistic poem!

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    1. Thanks Duta So great to see you Happy New Year

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  7. Beautiful, Marja! I especially enjoyed the lines:
    ‘Take time by the hand
    hold that hand tenderly
    and walk to see the world
    with the eyes of a child’.

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  8. You’ve captured well the mercurial nature of time which some say is an illusion that binds us … where past, present and future flow together in that “soft stream” and “wild water”.

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    1. Thanks Maria Great to see you and a Happy New Year

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  9. Your poem really flows - just like the river itself

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  10. Agree...take it slowly..live in the moment...much healthier way to live.

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  11. Ah, yes ... 'there is your harbour, your home.' Happy New Year from Bend Oregon ... I have toured your beautiful country but only the North Island. Must return.

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    1. Happy New Year Oh yes the North Island is nice but the South is even more beautiful

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  12. The older I grow, the faster time flows. Slow down, slow down!

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  13. Oh My what a beautiful poem dear Marja, and oh how time has flown.. Seems ages since I was here my friend, and thank you for sharing your lovely holiday photo... I trust all is well with you in NZ my friend, and you have had a lovely Christmas..
    Sending you love and well wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year.. May 2020 bring you many blessings my friend..
    Time is my enemy at the moment... As I do not seem to have enough hours in the day.. And I have been visiting less and less in blog land as I concentrated more on my knitting ( Gifts for Christmas ) and artwork...
    Have a lovely peaceful Weekend Marja.. And thank you for sharing your love and Light with us... Just a beautiful poem.. <3

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    1. Thanks Sue Same to you I haven't been blogging for a while That's the fun of it you can come back anytime you want. Good luck with your knitting and art. You've got great talent

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  14. This is gorgeous. If you close your eyes and listen, it is like a meditation.

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  15. A lovely poem with a nice message.

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  16. Hi Marja - lovely views from the South Island. While your poem is quite delightful ... and as so many have said - spiritual, serene - and yes your water was doing its thing ... but we can have a time to take a moment to remember our way through, as time keeps on running by - cheers and all the best for this coming year - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks and all the best to you too Hilary

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  17. Oh it is a delight to read your poetry Marja! And the two photos are gorgeous.
    There are various theories as to why time seems to move briskly as we age. The one that makes the most sense is that when we’re young, we encounter a lot of “firsts,” such as our first sleepover, our first kiss, our first love, or getting our first car. Each “first” is fascinating because we pay attention to each unique detail of the event. The more detailed our recollections, the better we remember them. When we’ve lived similar experiences over and over again, time tends to go more quickly.
    Look forward to spending some time with you soon my friend.
    Namaste
    Peggy xxxx

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    1. Thanks so much my friend Yes that is correct Your brain says seen that done that and fills in details from memory so you can skip the now

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