My Old Clock I Wind

K Morris - Poet

My old clock I wind
And much philosophy therein find.
I can bring
The pendulum’s swing
To a stop With my hand,
Yet I can not command
Time to default
On his duty and halt
The passing of the years.
He has no ears
For our laughter and tears
And his sickle will swing on
Long after we are gone.

View original post

4 thoughts on “My Old Clock I Wind

    1. K Morris Poet Post author

      Thank you Gabriela. It came to me several years ago as I wound the tingtang (chiming) clock which lives on the bookcase in my living room. I am very fond of traditional clocks, as one has a real sense of time passing, whilst one does not (in my view) obtain the same sense of the passage of time with modern timepieces. Best wishes, Kevin

      Reply

Leave a Reply to V.M.Sang Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.