Time’s Esoteric Measure

Time's Esoteric Measure
Time’s Esoteric Measure

Steeped in the provisions of illusive time,
we accept reality and all its rhymes,
but time is no-one’s friend,
nothing that reality can commend,
as its state is far from our linear minds,
far from a single dimension.

And so we fashion life around its superficial erring,
days and nights and season’s turning,
to find we are captive to its measure;
but how it can elude us
in capturing its true condition,
its multi-planed rendition of being.

As observance serves to explain,
one moment of bliss so quickly fades
while pain in eternity’s hands
keeps time in slow excruciating lands,
and neither can warrant the variance,
as we endure a measure so elastic.

Does time exist or do we give it existence
through our own perception, our belief,
our expectations the limits of its nature,
when surely its nature is far more than we know,
as we see one perspective only,
and within eternity there has to be more?

What happens when time is missing,
is it literally cut from reality,
or is it our viewpoint of experience, moments lost
within the mind only,
yet the clock ticks away incessantly,
and we try to fathom its infidelity.

Experiments with time give surprising conclusions,
an hour of music heard in five minutes of the clock,
memory lost and time sped up,
and I still gaze at the stars and wonder
as I must conclude time is our perception,
and nothing more.

Reality is a conclusion of mind,
the physical is but an image we accept
and its limits a reflection of belief,
as time is but the product of expectation,
and if one removes it, them time is a toy
to be stretched, squeezed and applied.

We create reality, our thoughts govern creation,
and time is a concept that exists only within a scale
created to fit into a paradigm of measure,
never definitive as we assume,
but a malleable concept attuned to an eternal universe,
and we but fleeting glimpses, through wanting eyes.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “Time’s Esoteric Measure

  • June 11, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    Humanity is dependent on the clock. There was a time when humans looked to the stars, sun, and moon to flow with nature and the cosmos. I like to believe time does not exist in eternity, for there is no ending there. This verse has a broad range of thoughts to inspire more thoughts. Great work, Tony.

  • June 11, 2018 at 10:47 PM

    Glad you enjoyed it Phyllis, time is a conundrum I have always pondered and experimented with. There are certainly more questions than answers, Cheers!


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