Spring forward—
it's Daylight Savings Time.
The world is a little groggy
from losing an hour of sleep,
at least I am,
and so today I am contemplating time.

What does time look like?

Here it is from the poetic side:

Curious how the giant clock looms so large, but feels welcoming, not stifling.
The colors, the Roman numerals, the club chairs — it's cozy, like time is a friend rather than a taskmaster.

photo courtesy of seamzero.com

photo courtesy of seamzero.com


• • • In Pensive View • • •

From a wall to a window. And much grander.
The man is silhouetted and barely distinguishable
from the Roman numerals. 

Must be a philosophical moment in there somewhere.

photo courtesy of bohemianseason.blogspot.com

photo courtesy of bohemianseason.blogspot.com


• • • A Modern Grandfather • • •

The romance of time has slipped away
in this minimalist interpretation
of a grandfather clock.
Stripped to the bare essentials,
and elevated on legs like stilts,
these angular timepieces carry on
a curious conversation with the arms
that sweep around and around the face.
For me the angularity highlights
the cyclical nature of time.

photo courtesy of gadgetify.com

photo courtesy of gadgetify.com


• • • Descending Time • • •

This blue space trimmed in white
focuses the eye on the view.
The clock is tucked in between the windows,
and echoes their curves.
It's a quiet cousin in the corner,
but completes the space to perfection.


• • • Record of Time • • •

Clock hands go round and round like the sun.
Keeping time is the heart of music.
Here, the two combine in a piece
that melds time, music, and the city of love.

photo courtesy of etsy.com

photo courtesy of etsy.com

As the sun is starting to descend
on our newly longer day,
my small meditation on time
and timepieces winds down with it.

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