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THE HOURS

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Below is the poem entitled THE HOURS which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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THE HOURS

                                                      Don’t count every hour in the day, 
                                                      make every hour in the day count.
                                                                                         ~Anonymous~
                                                                                                   


How heavy and quick are indifferent hours, Their tread crushes the most tender of dreams, And though time knows not its pressing power, It tramples the heart, yet hears not the screams. A dancer, sculptor or siren with song beholds the cold clock and its silent charge, Each stage, chisel and note aches to belong to minutes that mince, steps buoyant though large. These tasks of days grate and night pounds abuse, But the artist learns to dodge, buck and roll, How clever is craft! How wily the muse, For we, the moved, do not cower or loll. The sun bears down and a blue moon marches, ~ Beneath their weight, my poetry arches ~
*Written Feb 12, 2012 For Paula Swanson's "Trample" Contest

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  1. Date: 2/20/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on the super win in ~Paula's~ "Trample" contest Cyndi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 4:23:00 PM
    Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 4:32:00 AM
    Congratualtions Cyndi xx

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 3:38:00 PM
    Cyndi, This is a fantastic write. I really enjoyed it. Well done and congrats on making the winners list....................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 11:38:00 AM
    Congrats. Cyndi your poetry does arch, congrats with love,vie

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 9:15:00 AM
    wowie, Cyndi, this is one of the best of all in this contest. VERY unique and putting me in mind of that movie from some years back called THe Hours, though your theme here is a different one. I have always felt that I take excellent use of my time. (if you count movie watching as time well spent, which I DO) and all the things I do here at Soup too. love this one. Big congrats to you.

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 9:15:00 AM
    ps I also enjoyed what you said over at Sam's blog today.

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 10:09:00 PM
    Cyndi congratulations on your win.Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 9:33:00 PM
    congrats Cyndi on a magnificent win for this masterful write on trample luv.. brilliant one..

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 9:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Cyndi. This one goes into my list of favorites.

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 8:35:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem, Cyndi. Congratulations on your win. Love,Joyce

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 7:19:00 PM
    what an incredible write. could easily be compared to any deadpoet. just excellent.

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 2:53:00 PM
    This is wonderful..best of luck in the contest..love,Deb

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 2:40:00 PM
    Very well written as usual Cyndi. Great wording and wonderful rhyming.