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Sands of Time

A t f i r s t, a l a z i l y f l o w i n g r i v e r Timeless warm glow of a summer’s day In love with the world’s vibrancy Inaudible, clock ticking Safe in seeming endlessness Each day a lifetime Some wished away Years accrue Time’s grains Fall Flow Faster Sweet life full Moments precious A n t i c i p a t e d milestones fly past, too fast Children’s years wax eternal While ours accelerate quickly Scenery outside the train’s window Ever more beautiful, yet blurring, faster 7/13/16 © Thomas W. Quigley

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Date: 5/29/2017 2:21:00 PM
Amazing poem...and so true. And a new FAV for me!
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Date: 8/10/2016 6:37:00 PM
I do like your poem I gave a number 1
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Date: 7/29/2016 4:22:00 PM
Fantastic poem... congratulations.
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/29/2016 8:51:00 PM
Thank you, Miltos!
Date: 7/27/2016 8:04:00 PM
Tom, this is an excellent double etheree! The shape came out beautifully. Well done! I see you made POTD. Congrats!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/27/2016 8:17:00 PM
Thank you, Kim!
Date: 7/26/2016 7:12:00 PM
Tom, is this the etheree you were going to enter? Why the spaces? Slowing down time -- but, harder to read. :-)
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/26/2016 11:34:00 PM
Thanks or reading! Not for contest. This was a double; contest was single. Spacing for the shape.
Date: 7/25/2016 8:00:00 AM
I must have missed this one Tom Belated congratulations on POTD. It seems to me that for some of us the sand falls faster and still yet some hourglasses are smaller. Doesn't seem quite fair. But then again fair is a place one goes to ride a ferris wheel!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/26/2016 11:33:00 PM
Thank you, Daniel!
Date: 7/18/2016 3:29:00 PM
excellent double etheree, tom. I love this form AND the topic you chose for it.
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/22/2016 3:20:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea!
Date: 7/17/2016 7:52:00 AM
A marvel of an Etheree of visual and meaningful perfection no wonder it won! Congratulations dear Tom!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/17/2016 7:38:00 PM
Thanks, Demetrios!
Date: 7/17/2016 12:28:00 AM
Terrific, Tom- Love the increase in tempo in the bottom half of the glass, as real sand seems to do.'Children's years wax eternal' - yes, those long summer holidays as a child, now replaced with fleet footed months. A great pOTD, well done. Regards, Viv
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/17/2016 7:08:00 AM
Thank you, Viv!
Date: 7/16/2016 12:31:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your work..These double Etherees work wonderfully as an hour glass..Yes, time flows and it is important how we use each second..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/17/2016 7:08:00 AM
Thank you, Sara!
Date: 7/16/2016 8:49:00 AM
Blurring faster...congratulations Tom, well deserved honors...
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/17/2016 7:07:00 AM
Thank you, Charlie!
Date: 7/15/2016 10:36:00 PM
Congrats on POTD, you wont believe it but I am reading a novel by the same name now!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:39:00 AM
Thanks, Arthur! Watch out for those Quiggelses! I'm a one-time wannabe novelist myself.
Date: 7/15/2016 8:11:00 PM
I love the waxing and waning feel of this piece. Just like time speeds and slows down, and we can feel it falling , falling. Also the fact that it's gorgeously crafted in shape. Top notch!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:36:00 AM
Thanks, Jeanette!
Date: 7/15/2016 7:19:00 PM
Brilliantly crafted for eyes and mind! Congrats.
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:35:00 AM
Thank you, Chris!
Date: 7/15/2016 7:08:00 PM
Hi Tom, This was so creative. I enjoyed the flow and content.Congratulations on getting the poem of the day!It was well deserved. Enjoy the honor:-) Alexis
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:35:00 AM
Thank you, Alexis!
Date: 7/15/2016 6:27:00 PM
I like the way you use the blurring scene out of the train window to express fleeting time of adulthood. This poem is outstanding Thomas and very deserving of POTD! Congratulations! 7 ; )
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:35:00 AM
Thank you, Connie!
Date: 7/15/2016 5:31:00 PM
what wonderful lines Tom great shape poem and congrats on POTD:-) hugs jan xx
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:34:00 AM
Thank you, Jan!
Date: 7/15/2016 3:47:00 PM
- Great shape and lovely poem Tom - I congratulate you with p.o.t.d. ! - Happy weekend - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:34:00 AM
Thanks, Anne-Lise!
Date: 7/15/2016 12:46:00 PM
Love these lines Thomas ... "Children’s years wax eternal While ours accelerate..."
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:34:00 AM
Thanks, Kurt!
Date: 7/15/2016 9:06:00 AM
Back again, Tom, to congratulate you on your amazing poem being honored as Poem Of The Day! Sandra
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:33:00 AM
Thank you, Sandra!
Date: 7/15/2016 8:57:00 AM
Hello Tom, Congrats on the POTD honor!! A superb Etheree for sure. Best Wishes, Gary
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:33:00 AM
Thanks, Gary!
Date: 7/15/2016 8:22:00 AM
Superb piece Tom,congratulations!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:33:00 AM
Thank you, Sara!
Date: 7/14/2016 10:12:00 PM
This is wonderful, Tom! I like how you formatted your words to form an hour glass. Well done!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/16/2016 6:33:00 AM
Thanks, Kim!
Date: 7/14/2016 9:38:00 AM
Tom, you have captured the beginning and passing and maturity of life so well in your visual 'hourglass' as well your well-chosen words. I love the way those words in your first and last lines..."lazily flowing...versus "blurring faster" sum it up. How true...A 7 and favorite for me. Sandra
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/14/2016 9:38:00 PM
Thanks so much, Sandra! Glad you liked.
Date: 7/13/2016 10:01:00 PM
Well put and executed my friend Tom...enjoyed...god bless...^WW^
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/14/2016 6:42:00 AM
Thanks, WW!
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