Time Needs No Command

I bought a clock yesterday, to hang under my verandah today. Now time is close at hand, giving me notice of her demands… This poem is a repost from this Time last year.

Time Needs No Commands


The white moon has fallen late

A new daytime awaits

Rollover out of dream time

Rollover to the edge of time

Leave midnight’s caressing lullaby

And discover the blue curtain sky

It’s time to stretch and yawn

It’s time to feel the misty dawn

Stand in front of time’s open hands

Stand stoically upon time’s ancient land’s

The cloudy skies of daylight do fly

As moments of time flow swiftly by

Time moves on, needing no command

The sands of time, wait for no man

Ivor Steven (c) October 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

30 thoughts on “Time Needs No Command”

      1. Mine didn’t even need dusting… I just happened to be in the right spot at the right “time”, as lady at the counter said the clock had just come that morning…. 😀😊

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  1. GREAT clock! Love it’s antique-y look! It’s large and in charge…I could see it across the room. 🙂
    GREAT poem! Your poem is truth and I love it’s rhyme-y flow! It was fun to read out loud! 🙂
    I try not to just spend time…I try to invest in it by the things I do, the things I say, the ways I try to help others, etc.
    GREAT song! That song always touches me deeply.
    PS…Now I’m thinking of a fav quote…
    “We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.” – Aristotle

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