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Timeless

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Rod
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0 posted 01-08-2000 04:04 AM       View Profile for Rod   Email Rod   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rod



                                                    TIMELESS

Today I stood upon the shore
Where Grandad walked in days of yore;
Along its sandy, glossy sheen
Where once, his imprint would have been.

And thereupon I did behold
‘Twas here, when I was two years old;
I dangled from his stalwart hands
In gleeful awe of foaming sands.

So timeless now, this scene appears
It’s altered not these fifty years
Nor hundreds, thousands gone before;
As restless wave greets silent shore.

Still endless rolling surf she brings;
Now to my  little son she sings.
I held him in her gentle lee,
The way my Grandad once held me.

As every wavelet’s dying throes
Washed tiny grains between my toes;
Methought perhaps, that in his day,
For every grain, a pebble lay.

Eroded by the tick and tock
Of oscillating tidal clock;
Its pulsing rhythm, all abounding
In softest kiss, or anger pounding.

I pondered what it all may mean;
Our ocean’s mighty time machine.
Where pebbles, hardened, flat or round,
By rolling surf to sand are ground.

From rock to stone to pebbled grain
To sand, and back to rock again.....
As, in our turn, we surely must
Become as ashes........ dust to dust.

©2000 Rod Walford

© Copyright 2000 Rod Walford - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 01-08-2000 07:07 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Rod,
I feel as though I am reading verse for the first time. I don't know yet what it is. I haven't yet begun to learn to write poetry. Each verse here, each word, is significant to the whole, not one wasted word or phrase and so meaningful a poem it is in so many ways. It is truly a beautiful piece, it is a poem of love, and timeless love and timeless time.I love this poem
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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Applauding here...Rod, this is wonderful. The meter and rhyme are nearly flawless and the message it speaks, beautiful!!!
Nan
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3 posted 01-08-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

YES - YES - YES - YES - YES - YES - YES!!!!!
Meadowmuse
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4 posted 01-08-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Seldom has one the earnest pleasure
of reading such a "Timeless" treasure.

Thank you for the gifting.  

Dear LadyClaire


Mary
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5 posted 01-08-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for Mary   Email Mary   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mary

This is simply beautiful...I love it!
Michael
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6 posted 01-08-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Oh man, got chills on this one.  You are a gifted poet, Rod.

Michael
Martie
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7 posted 01-08-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful piece here Rod, in every way superb!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Poet deVine
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8 posted 01-08-2000 02:13 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful! Life is a circle..never beginning, never ending!  
Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 01-08-2000 02:26 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Rod,
I agree with Elizabeth and all the others.
You have great talent and a poetic brother.
Denise
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What can I say that hasn't already been said? This left me speechless, breathless. Such a timeless and loving quality to it. This one is definitely a masterpiece!

 Denise

Eloise
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11 posted 01-08-2000 07:16 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Rod, this is absolutely beautiful.  The imagery is wonderful.  Clapping hard with a standing ovation!!  
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12 posted 01-08-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Rod -
Just so very close to perfection is this piece.
My heart likes it very much.
Love ~Marge~
Balladeer
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13 posted 01-08-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I do agree with all. Excellent work, Rod.
sandgrain
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14 posted 01-09-2000 12:58 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Just had a chance to read this, Rod, and how blessed I feel for the opportunity.  Your writings are supurb!
Elizabeth Santos
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Where it stops nobody knows
And so back to the top it goes!
(This one should stay there)
Liz
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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This poem is breathtakingly lovely!  Meticulously worded, it paints the pictures of ocean and time, with haunting and poignant imagery and memories.  I love it!




 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG


 
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