Saturday, October 20, 2018

Day 20 - Time Stands Still



"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we lived." ~Captain Picard, Star Trek: Generations

One of my favorite movies is an older fantasy movie called Krull. In it there is a scene where an old man goes to see the widow in the web and she breaks her hourglass and gives the sand to the old man so that he can make it out of her web alive. But he only has until the sands run out to live. The sands also control this HUGE spider that comes after the man but stops whenever he lets the sands run between his fingers a little. That's just one of the things I thought of when I saw the title for today's prompt. It gave me lots of inspiration.



Have you ever had a moment in time that you wished you could stop and live in? Have you ever wished you could control time even if for just a little while? What would you do? What moment would you make last longer? Write about time and what you would do if you were in control of it. Today you get to be a Time Lord!


Word Prompts:

moment
hours
minutes
clock
hourglass
future
past
present
chronology


Suggested Form:


In keeping with the time theme and for those who really want a challenge, try a Minute poem. For less of a challenge try Loop poetry. Get it? ;-)

Remember these are just suggestions. Feel free to write in whatever form you wish and whatever you are inspired to write about. And don't forget to visit at least three other participant sites and leave some positive comments.



45 comments:

  1. Happy Saturday! :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/day-20-time-stands-still/

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  2. tick tock tick tock
    http://tao-talk.com/2018/10/20/poetry-day-20-time-stands-still/

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    1. Aha! What a fine poem. Resonates my thoughts. :)

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    2. So visceral I could smell the toner.

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    3. they don't call it a rat race for nothin!

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  3. A lazy Saturday after a busy week..And a lazy poem from me :D

    Day-20 https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2018/10/arched-gateways.html

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  4. This one foretells both great hope and great sorrow.
    Sounds like it could be an ode to bipolar disorder, doesn't it?
    But, nooo, it's one of my infamous story poems.
    I, however, have bipolar disorder. So, there's always a bit of bipolar disorder in my poems, and I'm experiencing a mixed state, which, unfortunately, doesn't mean hopefulness mixed in with the depression. It means irritability mixed in with the depression.
    Good times!
    Here's the link.
    Once in a Moment

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    1. And there is hope. Lovely form and expressions :)

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    2. Stories are important! Hope and sorrow often go hand in hand, don't they. It's a beautiful story, and a beautiful poem Cara!

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  5. Tried a loop poem for the first time. Might do one more soon. :)

    Reckonings

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    1. I like the images of the wall, the dust, the cairn, the truck filled with misdeeds. I enjoyed how you used the form.

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  6. I tried a Minute poem...

    https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/frozen-in-time/

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  7. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/time-is-now/

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  8. I made time stand still for a moment by voicing gratefulness to someone who's been in my life for a while now, and who deserves to be seen for what she brings to the world: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/may-i-please-blow-your-trumpet/

    The poem has a light tone, because that suits the way she and I are together.

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  9. https://castingsuspicion.blogspot.com/2018/10/time.html

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    1. My wife read this and pointed out that I had spelled insomnia wrong. But then we both reflected that insomania is a good take and we left it misspelled. Such is the freedom of poetry and the pote.

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    2. Oh, this so perfectly expresses what happens when waiting anxiously for someone / something late at night, and all sleep goes. Those last four lines though - absolutely YES, so beautifully observed.

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  10. Today's effort:
    https://biancasbookblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-20-time-stands-still.html

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    1. I love how you use the various meanings and forms of 'stand still' to shape the poem.

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  11. A serpent's tail poem
    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/time-slips/

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  12. Today's poem came out nothing like what I had intended. Warning: it's sad, and subject matter is not exactly a type of time-stands-still that people usually want.

    https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-day-20-threnody.html

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  13. The minute poem is harder than it looks. But it's fun. My Heart's Cry

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  14. My attempt for the day. Not my strongest work, but wanted to get something out there.. lest I forget to write..

    Race Tracks @ Namysaysso

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  15. Here is mine for Day 20 - Time

    https://poetryforhealing.com/2018/10/20/just-a-matter-of-time/

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  16. Really enjoyed today’s challenge! I chose to write a Minute poem titled “Time Lord” https://leonaslines.com/2018/10/20/time-lord/

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    1. Oh, nicely done on the Minute poem! Short, sweet, and to the point.

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  17. Tick toct please stop
    Tick tock don’t stop
    Tick tock run fast
    Time be itself ..sr��

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  18. Time stands still

    If I am a time machine
    Go back in time
    Undo choices
    Heal the wounds

    If I am a time machine
    Time fast forward
    Time the healer
    For hurt and pain

    If I am a time machine
    For time shall stall
    To smell the rose
    For time shall tick ... sr

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  20. https://barbarahuntington.com/2018/10/20/octpowrimo-2018-day-20-time-in-memory/

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  21. Well, this was written tonight... after a day of trying to come up with lines and themes and concepts. Here it is! Day Twenty!

    Title: "Needle Curves"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2018/10/20/needle-curves-day-twenty-time-stands-still/

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  22. Sorry I've missed a few days. My daughter had a medical emergency and we've spent some time in the hospital. She's home now and feeling much better.

    Chasing Time

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    1. Stressful time passed
      Time is to relax
      Time to recuperate
      Best wishes

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  23. A time loop. https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2018/10/time-loop.html

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  24. https://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-day-20-time-stand-still.html

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  25. https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/stopwatch/

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  26. Sorry for the delay! Here's my take on the prompt -

    http://iscriblr.com/a-stopwatch-called-love/

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