TIME IS A STRANGE THING

TIME IS A STRANGE THING

At times I get up in the middle of the night and stop all the clocks, all of them.

~Hugo von Hofmannsthal, from Die Rosenkavalier

 

She stops the clocks

to hear the silence

defined by their tick and chime.

One must not fear the time.

 

She stops the needle,

and feels the space beyond

that only the compass knows.

That’s the place she goes.

 

May 17, 2017

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2 comments on “TIME IS A STRANGE THING

  1. Abrah says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the “space between” — this poem is wonderful.

  2. Cousin Maggie says:

    Saving. Thank you.

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