Tick-Tock Talking

A late (but not too late!) submission for DVerse’s current poetry form challenge: the Wayra. I love trying new forms, and this is a short, 5-line, syllabic form. Follow the link to find out more and to read other wayra poems that are probably better than mine. πŸ™‚

always right behind:
unceasing tick-tock talking
just a quiet whispering
“remember me always,”
until all other sound is gone

round black wooden analog table clock on black surface
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The ticking of that clock from the other day has continued to inspire me. Not only did I write this wayra poem about it, but I also got a Chaucerian stanza out of it. Sharing it just for fun:

The ticking of the clock is prominent:
Once tuned it out but can’t un-hear it now.
It marks each moment as significant,
One second on, and then it takes a bow.
No one can grab it back, no matter how
They wish wasted time could ever return:
The clock’s ticking reminds us who don’t learn.

10 thoughts on “Tick-Tock Talking

  1. Time’s ticking as a “quiet whispering” reminder, even when “all other sound is gone”: a paradox of time’s passage and intrusiveness. I love the wayra and the Chaucerian stanza, Jenna.
    pax,
    dora

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