Speed Of Time

If I'd been into rhyme
as my lover slowly died
I would have rhymed
how slowly passes time.

Being into time's speed,
for one 'slowly' or the other or both,
substitute 'relatively quickly'
and see the effect of that deed.

by Douglas Scotney

Comments (21)

A stunning poem about the absolutes of life-time and death. A minimalist poem that still says a lot.
Wow! This is great to see your poem here dear poet friend. CONGRATULATIONS! Slowly time passes and we hear rhythm and rhyme of its through nature. Time impacts on lief and death comes as truth by nature's invitation. Death fives us sorrow and emotion bringing separation. An amazing poem is very brilliantly penned. Excellent description is made..Rhyme of life is really very mysterious.10
There is an element of relativity in the passing of time through various phases of life. A fascinating poem with a tinge of sadness. Thanks.
The abstract relationship between death and time when a loved one is dying, there is no slow and peaceful death or quick and painless death, just death; slow, relatively quickly or otherwise. Though a painful subject your play on words and concepts brilliantly captured in this write.
If I'd been into rhyme as my lover slowly died I would have rhymed how slowly passes time. - - - - - - A great emotional write- - - - We see time's flow within ourselves- - Its speed or slowness relative to our emotion- ! ! ! ! !
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