TELLING TIME

tick tock  click clock

tick-tock click clock

Introduced the “clock-man” to my 4 year old:
Little hand, big hand, forward move: one, two, three.
Time passes on the clock, on the calendar too
But touchstones stay the same for you and me.

Little hand, big hand, forward move: one, two, three.
Tick-tock, click-clock arrows speed to lead
Us to the dreams we paint: the hopes, the deeds.

Time passes on the clock; on the calendar too
Weeks, to months, to years, to lives…
Then on to memories worn on our hides, insides, tribes.

But touchstones stay the same for you and me.
The elders molt to spirits; the new reach for our care
Our nostrils scent the musk of need and nurture everywhere.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 22:21:37

    Love this, you are so talented Jeanne. And pretty picture too.

    Reply

  2. jmpoland21van
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 10:29:36

    My daily bread is this little group of word-lovers!
    Jeanne

    Reply

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