Friday, December 31, 2010

A Poem for New Year's Day & An Acrostic

Last December, Tricia Stohr-Hunt of The Miss Rumphius Effect, did a Poetry Stretch in which she challenged people to write poems about time. I thought I’d re-post the two “time” poems that I contributed to the stretch. A Poem for New Year’s Day still needs work. My second poem is an acrostic.
A Poem for New Year’s Day

What is time?
The passing of days
as we spin through space
into darkness and then light
through morning, noon, and night…
as we travel ‘round the sun
at a breakneck pace
in and out of months
and ever-changing seasons
till we come full circle.

We’ll begin the trip again
at the starting point
right here…
and follow a well-worn path
as we complete another year.

One turns—so turn all the other gears…
Clicking, ticking, tocking together
Keeping in time through the years.

At Wild Rose Reader, I have a memoir poem titled Early Snow.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Carol’s Corner this week.

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