The Loom Of Time (Anon) Poem by Wojja Fink

The Loom Of Time (Anon)

Man’s life is laid in the loom of time
To a pattern he does not see
While the weavers and the shuttles fly
Till the dawn of eternity

Some shuttles are filled with silver threads
And some with threads of gold
While often but the darker threads
Are all that they may hold.

But the weaver watches with
Skilful eye
Each shuttle fly to and fro
And sees the pattern so deftly wrought
As the loom moves sure and slow

God surely planned the pattern
Each thread, the dark and fair
Is chosen by his masters skill
And placed in the web with care.

God only knows it’s beauty
And guides the shuttles which hold
The threads so unattractive
As well as the threads of gold

Not till each loom is silent
And the shuttle cease to fly
Shall God reveal the pattern
And explain the reason why
The dark threads were as needful
In the weavers skilful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
For the pattern which he planned.


Karl Swartz 09 September 2022

Is this anonymous, or written by Wojja Fink? Hilary (below) says it was written by Ernest Feetam. Lorraine (below) says it was written by Harold Clough. Subroto (below) seems to accept that it was written by Wojja. shows 'Author Unknown'. C'mon, people! Have some standards.

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Hilary Maginnis 16 August 2018

I have the original poem cut from the Bingley Guardian in 1949 and sent to my mum in Australia with another poem called “Tis Breakfast Time”. also written by Ernest.The poem was written by my grandfather Ernest Feetam. This may interest you as it is a beautiful poem

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Lorraine Chappell 03 December 2012

This poem was written by my maternal grandmother's cousin's husband. His name was Harold Clough. It's a most beautiful poem which was recited to me by my grandmother from an early age and I'm proud to be related to the poet.

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Subroto Chatterjee 24 April 2009

That's an interesting thought..Dark threads with gold and silver ones. Beauty and the Beast? All things bright and beautiful, but with some aberrations too? That's life. Imperfections. Good story you've woven there, poet friend! Cheers. Subroto

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Fay Slimm 25 October 2008

Very commanding in it's approach John and filled with well chosen metaphor, the end verse especially strong, reminding us all that the loom will one day be silent for each one of us. Thank you for this posting. greetings from Fay.

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