The Sound of Time Passing


What is that far off sound?
Far away yet everywhere
Sad music to the senses
Could it only be the time of sound passing?

The bay tide is drawn back further than ever
Silken, muddled slipcover pulled aside
revealing so many rustic secrets
Curtain of water over shining mud flats
Picture window pane
through which so many childhood visions are revealed

The sky is painted a full spectrum of greys
Wild changing shades
Colorless pastels, yet so full of light
It christens exhausted bay lands, leaks into them
and is hardly distinguishable
where one ends and the other begins
Gypsy raindrops, light uncommitted raindrops
spiral and bounce their way down to earth
on a wild, howling breeze
the same one that is changing the sky and
the order of things, divine kaleidoscope

Ancient backyards lie overgrown and untouched
Protecting simple legacies
The wind wails and whistles louder
through high green grasses and wildflowers
through tall eucalyptus and golden acacia
Decorating the day with cherry blossoms
Decorating the rain
with sweet aromas of another era
that which is neither dead nor gone
yet to be born, only a collection
of projected life energy
A living record, a song, a movie
Sacred selection from the archives of space & time

Where the tired old creek runs into bay flats
spirits dance a sad and noble dance
above a burned and scarred horizon
upon a secret terrain
where emotion is lifeblood and
dreams mingle with waking reality
The wind continues to thump and howl louder than ever
It pounds out ancient drum beats in the near distance
It’s rhythm is entrancing
Encompassing everything
It will spellbind your heart
and humble your soul quickly
like the sweet sad sound of time passing

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About Unsungpoet

Life-long poet, numerologist, author of other previously unpublished works :)
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9 Responses to The Sound of Time Passing

  1. Joliana Skies says:

    Spillbinding indeed…

  2. willowdot21 says:

    That is so powerful and beautiful. xx

  3. Lindy Lee says:

    Lovely & peaceful; fine work; thank you…

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