Something of Time

ParkeHarrison Turning to Spring

So, this explains it all.
There had to be a keeper
someone who just does
Maybe he doesn’t even know why anymore
he just does what he does because
it’s what he always done
and the one before him
and the one before him
and the one before him
ad infinitum.

He opens the fabric and tinkers
a little tinker here
a little tinker there
and cogs change their momentum
speeding things up
slowing them down.

Cogs in chains
wheels within wheels
all working as one
circles, all the same.

I always wondered who governed
this amazing
‘Something of time’
now I know it is he
who shifts and fine-tunes seasons
turning summer’s into autumn’s
winter’s into spring.

© Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

Fascinating photograph. It’s title is: Turning to Spring. I like their statement explaining their works on their website.

Shared with Magpie Tales #109 Photograph by  Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

22 thoughts on “Something of Time”

  1. Your Mag reminds me of the TV series ‘Lost’ … one of my all time favorite series! I really like where you went with the prompt.

  2. Yes, who changes and who determines. Who decide on these changes with such clock work precision. You got it right, Daydreamer! He,the Almighty!


  3. Such a perfectly delightful poem to go with that photo. That last line is total icing on some already fine cakewriting here.

    It really all is circles and circles, I belive too.

  4. A Man for All Seasons…. with a wonderful rhythm and sense of timing, like his father before him…. and on and on. Captivating ideas here Bren. I like how you turned them and circled them, eternally. Nice. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  5. Yes, the eternal question. How and why, nicely asked and, in the end, conventionally answered. However, in the picture it is a man doing the tinkering and that opens up a whole new set of questions. N’est ce pas?

  6. smiles…i have met him…as you will see in my short story…ha…yes it does take quite a bit of fine tuning…wonderful spin bren….

  7. Never knew there was a keeper, he surely has his work cut out for him. But it is him I will blame for winter, and so I hope he gets a splinter.

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