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How to Slow Down Time

Walk everywhere. Go on long sea voyages;
Ask for days like symphonies of slow music,
banks of blue flowers to wrap you in the moment.
Become immersed  in watching clouds
spiders building their webs.
Travel by the slowest modes of transport.
Ride a camel, camp out in the desert.

Move into a museum and  declare it real time.
Dress in a crinoline. Decorate your room with
fossils.  Read endless books- make your own wine .
Churn your own butter.  Grow a garden.

When all else fails,
pull  the hands off clocks. Declare it a crime to tell
Hang curtains on  the daylight. Hold back the sea.
Ruin the sun and cycles that turn,
annihilate the moon - close the doors on eternity.

Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 2:33:00 AM
    Wow, Suzanne. I am most impressed by this poem about time. It's chaotic and everywhere and yet there's so much truth to it. The more we break out of our routines, the more time will seem to slow down for us. People find it strange how I like to walk, typically, instead of drive. There are some things you simply miss, when you get where you need to go, so quickly. Faving this! Very sincere and creative.

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:36:00 AM
    Dear Xegrakio POETESS, S-N, S U Z, I was intrigued with the Title.After reading YOUR Inspirational Ink.I have decided to write a "Time" POEM Thank-YOU for YOUR POETIC Wisdom and Knowledge.YOUR Quill illuminates the pages of POETRYSOUP. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Loyal, Poet, S-P,and Pen relative...HG

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 9:16:00 PM
    I have done some of those things--not all of them...but I know the value of it. It amounts to the same thing as cherishing the moment, and that is something that we all need to investigate. You have come up with another poem to inspire our thinking, and that is the best gift of all. -Peace, Dean