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The Chimes

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Sunshine
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0 posted 09-03-99 10:28 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The Chimes

On the event of our tenth anniversary, in trust,
a gift of sound and time was given to us,
one that ticks toward and from the here and now
with chimes that beseech a courtly bow.

The grandfather clock of ancestral time
brings forth birth, death, and allows ties to bind
with its deep, rich bell tolling, marking signs
of passage gone fast, with the past intertwined.

The heavy pendulum swings east and west
the weights hang heavy, an ever falling quest
hung back by chains moving quiet and slow
holding history as if in a resonant glow.

The comfort of sound of the chimes as they toll,
bringing together time, making it whole,
from oneís very moment, then to the next
keeping life at itís best, most ebulliently complex.

ĎTis easy enough to get lost in the chimes
taking me far far back into lost time
when life was slower, not so fast paced
and one didnít engage in a virtual race.

For when the bonging sounds enter my ear,
traces of Lancelot and Camelotís time come near
and I swear Merlinís sorcery is working its best
and the chimes make me feel so very at rest.

For I would have been Guinevere the queen,
holding forth in Arthurís court, and then, serene,
the chimes bring me back to the future, my time;
and itís with reverence that I love the sound of the chimes.

©KRJ
3 September, 1999


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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 09-05-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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Very lovely, Sunshine. Quite fanciful! I loved reading this one!

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Thank you Denise...I enjoyed working on it!
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Sunshine,
The chimes of your times
Is not of mine
But the wine of thine.
May it ever chime so.
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Sy, whatever ticks your tock...may it forever work.
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I don't want to be a wet blanket, but Maid Marian was Robin Hood's girlfriend, not King Arthur's.
Not that it matters in the least, I really enjoyed the poem.
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Oh man, I hate it when that happens.
Thanks so much, Sue, for catching my blurp!
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Don't worry, Sunshine. Rumor has it she used to sneak over to Arthur's on Friday nights. At least, he talked about having it maid in the shade!


Your poem is excellent.
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8 posted 09-19-99 04:38 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

'Deer, I missed your response to this: it "maid" me feel much better!
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nicely done sunshine!




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Grandfather clocks are quite elegant.
As was your poem, thanks for taking us back!
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Sunshine, this is beautiful...I believe youposted it once before if I'm not mistaken. I enjoyed it as much this time as last. Thanks for sharing.

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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12 posted 09-20-1999 04:51 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

No Hoot, I posted this on the date recorded...but you may have read it earlier and just didn't have a chance to respond. However, if my poems are starting to sound the same, I may need to see a shrink!
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