Elegy To Time Poem by Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black

Elegy To Time

Rating: 4.4

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.

Kim Barney 03 February 2016

Pleasing to the ear, a euphonic triumph! Congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day!

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Edward Kofi Louis 03 February 2016

East to west! With the muse of the sun. Thanks for sharing.

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Julie Smith 29 September 2016

Very beautiful and sad, thanks for sharing :)

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Irene Clark-hogg 10 April 2014

I enjoyed reading your poem. A delightful string of couplets. I tried to send you a message but PH won't let me. This is the second time I have tried to comment on your poem. Kindest Regards, Irene

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Ron Flowers 27 October 2008

A delightful poem. Ron

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Savita Tyagi 28 November 2020

Beautiful poem filled with wisdom and exquisite beauty brought forth by your words. Thank you for sharing.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 September 2019

Rainbow dissolves with broadness of end of perception and in blooming of love. In spring we see rebirth of word. An excellent imagery is drawn with sweetness of expression....10

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 October 2018

dissolving rainbows, Autumn's passing, passing beats of time.......... your concentrate on passing.... liked it very much since it made me think of the triviality and at the same time of the beauty., thank u dear poetess. tony

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Bri Edwards 19 May 2017

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 08 May 2017

From Google: Elegy el·e·gy ˈeləjē/Submit noun 1. a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead. synonyms: lament, requiem, threnody, dirge; More 2. (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. Thanks, Bri :)

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