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. 😉

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