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Clock…acrostic

Clock

clock,

long time successor to the sundial

over the years I’ve watched you as guardian of time

closely keeping a cog tooth on each second as it passes by

keep on going, you’re doing a great job.

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Clock

in response to the daily post Clock

Clock
by Brian F Kirkham
Salford, Monday 25th July 2016

Time moves
as the Earth goes round
the burning sun
moments pass by

Before the cog
a marker in ground
marked moments in time
shadows of the sun

Mechanical cogs turn
around in circles
turning the time
around and around

Seconds pass into Minutes
as Minutes turn into Hours
and as hours go by
The sun switches with the moon

The clocks second hand keeps moving
along with the earth
pushing the minute hand as
the hours move on

and events recorded by scholars

as the seconds pass on by

kept as a document of time

a thing called History.

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In response to Numbers

Numbers are everywhere, but as the arbiter of time they’re most important

The Day ends and begins at Midnight – with one day putting its coat on and heading for the line of time in history whilst another gets ready to turn the sun in four or five hours time.

And all the time the Moon looks on.

The Second hand moves 60 times to make the minute hand move once, the Minute hand moves 60 times to move the hour hand once and the hour hand has to go round 24 points of the clock to make it through a day.

7 of those to go through for a week

4 Weeks make a month and 52 weeks make a year

So much to do, so much to hear, so much to see – plenty to get through

The Numbers are used to plan the day.  The clock goes round from 12 midnight to 12 noon and 12 mid after all if you sent all the trains to be in the city centre at one time in the day – you would never get moving – that’s why the planners in the offices use the numbers

Measuring out the day so each train gets to the station at one particular time

So each train reaches its stop at 8 seconds, 15 seconds or 22 seconds past the hour.

And we can’t have Sally missing her Half past eight bus now – she’s got to be in school by nine…

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Capturing Time (v2)

The scholars say that

oil paintings are like windows

windows to the soul

So when the light dawned

something steely simply happened

on a happy monday

From the first moment

as shutter opened and closed

World and time just stopped

Moments Freeze on glass

On The first frame of cold film

the first bit of time

Was it an act of love my dear ?

or something much more dark

developed in a photo lab

you captured me – forever in time