Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Time

I keep you between the lines of a poem.
Real folded with rhyme.
I've missed you longer than I loved you.
But what is time?

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

22 comments:

... said...

"I've missed you longer than I loved you." What a great line.

SuyashJ said...

i guess some people's memories are best kept as poems

manicddaily said...

Very clever, MZ--we can miss people when they are right next to us! Or certain miss what we'd like them to be! Thanks. k.

Helen said...

... and I miss your poetry!

Kenn Merchant said...

What is time to the eyes of the babes who squander it away. Time should be spend with the one's that you love and the one's who you care for. Really enjoyed this poem Zen! Such a great message.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Those last two lines say so much about our capacity for love and our need to feel a part of a greater whole.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Love knows not of time indeed! In its arms, a moment can last forever.

Love this.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, this says so much. I adore "I've missed you longer than I loved you."

Björn Rudberg said...

The question "what is time?" a so profound and important question.. really that might be measured but never answered.

Hannah said...

LOVE your opening, Mama Zen!

Timoteo said...

A very tasty morsel.

Fireblossom said...

So simple, and so beautiful. Okay, Emily, my hair is gone.

Nora said...

I loved this poem and will go down to read so many more. I wonder if everyone feels this poem is for them only. It is a universal poem. I have missed you Mama Zen.

Herotomost said...

GAAAK!!!! You can do so much with so little. Extraordinary MZ!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Love how this unfolded MZ--no pun intended!

Brian Miller said...

nice...time is what it takes some times....that third line though is solid...

blueoran said...

Fine image of the tucked-away memory of love, like a letter, "real folded with time." Memory steps in where presence departs; its the chapel of absence, and holy. Ish. But always bittersweetly short of the real.

Susie Clevenger said...

Time, it has such a powerful effect on each of us. There is so much said with such few words in this piece.

Lolamouse said...

I love this! I've been there!

Katy Magee said...

Freaking awesome. That's my official opinion.

Marian said...

gosh, this one is like a jumprope rhyme. :)
i love "real folded" which is how i first read it. like real in.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Love the third line.

I just thought I saw Galen's picture in the comment roll. Just for a flash. Isn't that weird?