In the Margins of Time

in the margins of time s

resting in the margins of time
 randomly scattered on the shore
reflecting from sound waves that shine
emptiness opening for more

randomly scattered on the shore
existing on edges brown blue
emptiness opening for more
counterparting rough into smooth

existing on edges brown blue
holding fast to the second sight
counterparting rough into smooth
untranslating black into bright

holding fast to the second sight
reflecting from sound waves that shine
untranslating black into bright
resting in the margins of time

Jane Dougherty’s challenge this week was to write a pantoum, using the words Bright, smooth, shore, blue, reflecting

pebbles

The photo of pebbles on the shore invites the rhythm of the waves, which works well with the repetitions of the pantoum form.

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33 responses to “In the Margins of Time”

  1. Jodi says :

    Absolutely awesome interpretation! You “rocked” it kerfe!!

  2. Jane Dougherty says :

    ‘Resting in the margins of time’ —it’s a huge image but peaceful at the same time. Great line!

  3. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    It does work beautifully. Thank you, Kerfe. Oh, thanks for the beach too. We all need more beach in our lives!

  4. kirkistan says :

    I like this very much, Kerfe.

  5. ann christina says :

    This is great! I don´t understand all of it as I´m not a native English speaker, but what I understand is really awesome! You´re creating beautiful and powerful images with words! 🌅

  6. Sharon Mann says :

    I love how the transition of the poem continues in each stanza. Cool Kerfe!

  7. rivrvlogr says :

    This is an excellent use of the form. The words create a wonderful imagery.

  8. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Wow… nicely done! Love the rhythm in both the words and the visual.

  9. merrildsmith says :

    A beautiful pantoum! Resting in the margins of time is a wonderful line.

  10. vibhash says :

    wow so nice!

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