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Old 02-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default remember the ticking

life is full of special moments

spaces between the lines

never knowing how long

or short, one or more may last

sometimes we miss them

too busy to pause

too busy to look

and enjoy a moment

the analog mechanism

rhythmically ticking

under crystalline glass

but that’s all in the past

time no longer ticks

and it is now gone

in a luminous flash
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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digital silence
beyond the metronome
i age

mac, as i hear my old clock ticking, i see your point!
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I find the ticking comfortingly soporific.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #4
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thank you judih.
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It all ticks away so fast. We rarely take the time to drink in the moments that really matter.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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yes, i remember when timepieces used to tick--- remember watching watching the old pendulum clock at age 13 and starting to realize the ticking off of moments...

thanks for this.
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nice one Mac, time is ticking and we hardly listen anymore

(you know that quite a few middle school kids can't read a clock with a face, they have to ask us what time it is??)
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Quote:
and it is now gone...
in a luminous flash
it's a cool piece, Mac,
and it inspired this-

while life rewinds... the moments of transition,
only time defines... the price of admission...
and memory... projects its fated reel,
with its crackled sound, and dated zeal...

is this a feature film... or a matinee,
or just a one-line act, at the cabaret...
is it a ten-cent dance, at the music hall,
or a captured audience, at the curtain call...

time and life and memories flash,
it ticks and slips and quips the brash...
it chimes and rhymes and mimes the bliss,
as we walk along that road... to the great abyss...
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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Walt, glad to provide some inspiration, enjoyed the poem

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