Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time, time to ... -- another Poem for Tuesday

Time, Three Ladies in a ...
Rub dub, Dub Dub Dub, Three Ladies Lying
Lying in the bed, with all their clothes on
Perhaps their shoes are under the bed, eh?
One is recovering from surgery
Bunion surgery of all ails, fitting
Fitting the lifestyles for which she has lived
Would you know which one, which lady
Only one for this time, her time for sure
Time for everything, Toe restoration
Three generations, grandmother, daughter
With the granddaughter stuck in the middle
Daughter had those crutches ready, her time
'Nuf said about that, what have they done there
Didn't eat a meal, nor sing any songs
No jumping on the bed, one's not ready
They read books, talked, two watched "The Price is Right"
Then I came along, they posed for pictures
It was their time, who is there to complain
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Photo and Poem Copyright, 2018 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with
at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform,  
 - Sanaa introduced us to T.S. Eliot's final long poem collection, of four poems called "Four Quartets".  He was seeing some dismal times and times for hope, much of it during the earlier days of WWII.  I plan to read it.
 _ King Solomon of old, Old Testament Bible times, wrote his dismal outlook poem, Ecclesiastes, which became a Book of the Christian BibleChapter three is about time, I liked "a time for living, a time for dying" probably best: (link)
 "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; ...
... 11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life."
 - The Byrds, in Turn, Turn, Turnalso wrote a song about time (the lyrics), much of it is a quote from Ecclesiastes 3.  You will recognize it:

 - Now I plan to go hide, read my T.S, Eliot book, Practical Cats, a collection of his Cat Poems.  And soon also I will watch a video of the Musical, "Cats" which uses many of the poems from this book.  I might even read some Eliot's book, "Four Quartets", read Ecclesiastes 3, and listen over and over to this Byrds' song.  Oh yes and read other writing from the links posted on the Imaginary Garden today.  Thank You Sanaa.

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At Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:31:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a delightful read! :)

At Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:56:00 PM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

Beautiful. ..a moment in time captured and frozen. I hope the toe heals without a hitch.

At Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:44:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

Three special ladies :)

At Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:00:00 PM, Blogger tonispencer said...

Lovely! Three generations in bed, frozen in time.

At Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:18:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

This is a wonderful shared moment... love it

At Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:52:00 PM, Blogger  said...

Cuteness!!! I hope she heals quickly.


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