THE POETIC BLOOMINGS READING ROOM – POEM #21

I appear to be behind my time. I was making rather merry yesterday, celebrating the news of a granddaughter to arrive in mid-June. And that Christmas thing 😉 !

But, I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer a poem to our poetic devotees, and so I shall.

I’ve mentioned time. We are guided by it, sometimes a slave to it. But, it marks our place in this life from beginning to end. The group Chicago sang “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” We all claim a clue, but do we? The Rolling Stones regaled us with “Time Is On My Side”, and Styx had “Too Much Time On My Hands”. So our poem today is by Henry van Dyke, entitled “Time Is”. It is a short rhyme, so take a short time and read it!

 

TIME IS, by Henry van Dyke

Time is 
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.