Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Gold Star - 14,515 Points (July 12,1952 / New York City)

Elegy To Time - Poem by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Like rainbows dissolving or love's end
We mourn the parting of friends

As the Sun travels East to West
Do we wonder where or when it will rest

In the Spring a world reborn
A child's first step this Summer's morn

Autumn's passing into Winter's night
Shows a glimmer of Heaven's light

And slowly ticks the clock and chimes
As in passing beats our time.

Topic(s) of this poem: time

Comments about Elegy To Time by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

  • Bri Edwards (5/19/2017 9:20:00 PM)

    ok, i just reread twice. i guess it is definitely 1. a poem of serious reflection and, in part, it is a lament for the dead. so, it IS an elegy. hee-hee.

    i shall start constructing June's all-female-poets showcase, using this as the first submitted poem. but unlike in the past, i shall wait a while before i make the 'first bunch' of poems available for readers of the showcase. i'll let you know when you may see it on my site.

    Thanks. bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (5/8/2017)

    From Google:


    a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
    synonyms: lament, requiem, threnody, dirge; More
    (in Greek and Roman poetry) a poem written in elegiac couplets, as notably by Catullus and Propertius.

    love poetry is traditionally composed in elegiac couplet. It consists of two paired lines of primarily dactylic () meter: the first line, which contains six feet, is a hexameter line; the second, which contains five feet, is a pentameter.

    So, IS it an elegy? It is 'all Greek to me'!

    I liked all but the last line. I don't understand it.

    I'll certainly consider it for June's showcase, if not sooner. Please remind me.



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  • Practicing Poetess (3/18/2017 3:55:00 PM)

    This is only the first one of yours that I've read, and I love it already!
    I don't know how you can do any better when you're already at Level 6, but I'm going to assign this one a 10. Very well written!
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  • Paul Amrod (3/4/2017 1:54:00 PM)

    Hi Lorraine, An amazing play of statement and response, evoking fantasy as well. Thanks again for glancing by my Blue Autumn Angel. You have as well a large collection of very good pieces. I enjoyed browsing through quite a few. Thanks for sharing, Paul (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (2/3/2017 10:19:00 PM)

    Beautiful piece of poetry, well articulated and elegantly brought forth in good rhyme scheme with insight. A lovely poem written with conviction. Thanks for sharing Lorraine. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/3/2017 9:26:00 AM)

    Our time
    A world reborn! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/3/2017 9:14:00 AM)

    Elegy To Time
    The eventful nature takes one to a wonder world. Poem mesmerizes the mind like in a bright cold night in the winter. Thanks for sharing. Congrats for being he member's PoD. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (2/3/2017 8:42:00 AM)

    In the spring a world reborn, How wonderful? (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (2/3/2017 8:02:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Says so much about changing seasons as well as relationships. Enjoyed its rhyme and language. Thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2017 3:58:00 AM)

    Elegy to Time
    Teasing and pleasant rhyme. Awesomely simple. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/3/2017 3:33:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a very good well thought out poem. (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (2/3/2017 1:22:00 AM)

    A very thought provoking poem.
    Congratulation for being poet of the day..
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/3/2017 1:05:00 AM)

    Heaven's light
    Interesting poem..... congrats on being chosen..... (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (2/3/2017 12:17:00 AM)

    You have nailed time it's past.++10
    Congratulations on poem of the day.

    See my Past if you are interested in a new slant on time.
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  • Julie Smith (9/29/2016 4:50:00 PM)

    Very beautiful and sad, thanks for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (2/3/2016 10:50:00 PM)

    Pleasing to the ears, beautiful, and very artistically written. A fine poem. Thank you for sharing and congratulations for being selected for the poem of the day :) (Report) Reply

  • Jeremy Deacon (2/3/2016 7:54:00 PM)

    Very good. I was intrigued through out the entire reading. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (2/3/2016 9:39:00 AM)

    The passing of Time is wonderfully speculated and composed in this nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2016 4:43:00 AM)

    Autumn's passing into Winter's night
    Shows a glimmer of Heaven's; light;

    And slowly ticks the clock and chimes
    As in passing beats our time.
    Nice poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/3/2016 3:03:00 AM)

    East to west! With the muse of the sun. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 4, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, December 18, 2015

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