Sunday, January 25, 2009

Having Time: For One Single Impression

reflective thinking
years pass quickly and are gone
if only I had time

six decades between
making time, taking the time
building memories

These lines were created in response to the words, "If only I had time", which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.

20 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

The image and text together are poignant. What a lucky little girl. What a lucky man. Making and taking time are beautiful concepts.

George said...

A great reminder of the most important way in which we can make time -- share ourselves.

Amias said...

.. am I suppose to feel this old at sixty?

"building memories" --- yes, like a good repeat, some of these memories can be wonderful.

me ann my camera said...

amias:
Well I don't but the added factor of retirement makes for new schedules and agendas, and priorities.

Deborah Godin said...

The poems stand alone, but this is indeed a perfect photo to accompany and enhance them!

Greyscale Territory said...

A very important perspective of time is doubling each moment's value by sharing! Especially loved the power of the last line of "building memories". A delightful pairing of haikus!

utopianfragments said...

beautiful. i like your take on the prompt and photo is just great

endurogirl said...

"six decades between/making time, taking the time". Such weight in those lines. They made me catch my breath, stop and think.

sue said...

I agree with Deborah -- the poem is beautiful and evocative on its own, but paired with the photo, extra layers of meaning (and a tiny sliver of humor) add so much richness.

zoya gautam said...

..the roof of memory upon us_every breath a brick-each blink a brush stroke of color-with flesh,blood & bones_

"making time, taking the time"..

building -(each moment of existence)
into memories-the ethereal houses that we live in-

thank u for a picture and poem(s) that search for meanings scattered in "a hodgepodge of things"..

Mary said...

Very evocative! I like the "making time, taking time" part. I think "If only I had time" are such sad words usually, speaking of things we will never do or get done. We waste so much time and then long for more.

fourwindshaiga said...

Just a perfect combination of words and photo.

Tumblewords: said...

The truth in this is palpable and mind-opening...Beautiful and stirring photo.

Quiet Paths said...

This universal experience is very artistically expressed here.Taking the time in our culture of busyness is a practice I truly believe in. Thank you for this lovely piece.

Maggie said...

I think with the passing of time we are more aware of it`s value.

Annie said...

What a treasure this photo is for the little one.

qualcosa di bello said...

the image & words are a perfect fit

one more believer said...

beautiful.. building memories every blink of the eye... you caught it well in the reflection of water...

Regina Marie said...

So glad to of found your site through OSI...wonderful on reflective thinking-

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