Sunday, November 1, 2009

Prompt 88: Shift in Time

Thanks to Nathalie of Spaced Law for this week's prompt, shift in time. Here are her image and poem:

Hours after minutes after seconds
Every single blinking moment
A subtle shift
No more than a sleight of hands
From the clock
Stealing time from under our feet.

We turn around
And tomorrow isn't quite
That other day any more
Too busy becoming yesterday.

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  1. Time is a strange phenomina; once lost, hard to get back. Sometimes fast, other times slow. You captured part of this in your verse. Very nice and something I can relate to.

  2. very nice poem!!

    great was challenging..

  3. Does time shift or does our perception of time shift.

  4. wow..mcklinky will not take up my link..


  5. This is a wonderful prompt as is Nathalie's poem!

  6. Very good prompt and poem Nathalie! Something different can be motivating.

  7. Hey folks, also don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited!

  8. A personal haiku for a friend.

  9. I like the poem and yes time shift so fast, I doubt we'll ever catch up, great poem, Nathalie

  10. strange, but I can only see Mr. Linky if go to comments, wonder if it's just me

  11. Been dealing with just this "issue" lately, wonderful poem, thanks.

  12. This is a great prompt for this weekend. We are trying to adjust to the time change. Your poem rings so true.

  13. I could have not imagined a more precise and perfect way of capturing that shifting essence and atmosphere embodying time. Excellent prompt.

  14. Another 55er. Hope you guys like it :)