Monday, March 28, 2011

Time to be

like a pendulum clock,
it steals my time,
my life in moments,
breathing, in beats.

pulses, in between,
reminds, of a corner
lost in love, in dream.

there are moments gone,
i want to keep.
past, some i want to see.
i wish to hold the hand
of time; to never walk
away, from me.



Hamsa damayanthi by Raja Ravi Varma, 1848-1906


27 comments:

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

The picture is good with the text.

Shrinky said...

Ah, such a wistful sentiment - beautifully expressed!

christopher said...

poignant.

makes me thing of a late summer afternoon with not much to do but reminisce, thinking of other times and places, trying to catch them up and know how I felt then.

It is warm and drowsy, between rains, thick air, waiting.

Vicki Lane said...

Perfect pairing of poem and picture. The picture makes me think of the English Pre-Raphaelites -- so romantic!

Wine and Words said...

Yes, time to be. That is exactly it!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Sweet words and painting.

Some things are GOOD to forget though.
;)

Helena said...

I like the line; There are moments gone, I want to keep...
Thank you for your kind words about my blog. I appreciate your visit. Please come by anytime...

♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Lovely poem and illustration Aparna!

lines n shades said...

@Honest Abe Lincoln - thank you. but i do feel it is the other way round :)

@Shrinky - glad you liked it :)

@Christopher - happy to know i wrote well enough to connect to you through the essense :)

@Vicky Lane - it does ? thank you :)

lines n shades said...

@Wine and Words - thank you for stopping by :)

@Jill - thank you :) yes, that is true.

@Helena - glad you liked it :). always a pleasure.

@Pat - thank you :)

Kathe W. said...

there are moments in life when you do want to stop time..nicely written!

earlybird said...

oh 'to hold the hand of time' ! lovely poem

anthonynorth said...

This was deep and profound. Excellent.

Patty said...

Good morning, thanks for your visit. I like the poem and the picture, they go together very well. Hope you have a good week.

Emily Young said...

you capture the desire to hold onto precious memories so well here... beautifully done.

lines n shades said...

@Kathe W - thank you :)

@earlybird - glad you liked it :)

@anthonynorth - really? thank you :)

@Patty - nice to see you here :)

@Emily Young - thank you for visiting. appreciate the compliment :)

365 Attempts (At Life) said...

eloquent
almost musical

DolceDreams said...

Thank you for stopping by to visit ~ what a lovely blog you have!
Nathalie

Ann Grenier said...

Your blog is lovely, so serene, with many delicate colors of spring, a light touch and impressions of wistfulness in your verse. I like the image of holding the hand of time in this poem.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Aparna -- I got caught up in your time warp -- it's lovely -- barbara

JeannetteLS said...

And it is wonderful to have now found your site and your poetry as well. I am so wordy--your words are few, beautifully, poignantly chosen. I am hooked.

lines n shades said...

@Tanya - thank you :)

@Nathalie - nice to have you here too :)

@Ann Grenier - thank you for the lovely compliment :) glad you found this to be a nice place. come by often :)

@Barbara - :) thank you

@JeannetteLS - and you have me speechless :) that is indeed a compliment. love to have you here :)

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

How beautiful. Made me pause for a second.
Have a wonderful day!

juliet said...

Nice poem and image, thank you.

Fickle Cattle said...

We all want that I think. To hold a moment forever.

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

lines n shades said...

@Kristen Hjellegjerde - thank you :) good day to you too.

@juliet - glad you liked it :)

@Fickle Cattle - Hi :) yes. we all do.

Celestial Dreamz said...

beautifully done. Loved reading. :)