Time Tumbler

Time smooths sharp edges

Mellows rigid perspectives

Time opens our blind eyes

Seeing others as equals

Colorblind // first step to peace

*

Time shakes us up

tumbling through our little

blip of eternal sinus rhythm,

spitting us out like grape seeds

to be replanted in another

place and time

*

Time sometimes just

swallows us whole

Painting “Splitting Space and Time”: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Laura asked us to look at the use of repetition in our poetry. Epiphora, from the Greek means ‘to turn about/upon’… and is used to drive in a point through poetic repetition. I am using the word time in my poem to show how we flow and change in time itself.

The painting is an abstract that I did a number of years ago. I thought it fit well with my theme!

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65 thoughts on “Time Tumbler

  1. My day is now complete… My mother-in-law always told me, “Your day is not complete until you learn something new.” Epiphora… to turn about/upon. Yes, you used it so perfectly in your poem… adding depth to its meaning. Thank you! Good job, {{{Dwight}}} ❤

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  2. Your painting and your poem ARE the perfect pairing!
    And I feel, and understand, the thoughts and emotions you shared.
    No matter where we are spit/planted ( 🙂 )we must continue to live, and promote, unity, peace, equality, love, etc. And when we are swallowed whole, let’s be so loud and active we get spit-up (HA) so we can continue to do good. 😉
    (((HUGS)))

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