creative writing

Alone Time

I plead with the powerful hourglass,
Complimenting her figure, in hope,
That she will be generous,
And lengthen time’s rope.
A gold band around my finger,
Is of no use to me tonight.
A precious hour will suffice,
To share a kiss by candlelight.
After shunning our bribes,
The sun sets, beckoning,
We part ways,
And await our reckoning.
Time is cruel and heavy with hate,
But love has power to recreate.

In response to dVerse’s Pride Poetry Prompt found here

Very much inspired by Carol Ann Duffy’s Hour.

20 thoughts on “Alone Time

  1. A beautiful sonnet inspired by one of my favourite poets. I especially love the opening lines, the powerful hourglass and time’s rope, and the thought of the kiss by candlelight.

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  2. We can never underestimate the power of love. Children are born knowing only love. It is a monumental sadness that so many are taught to judge and/or hate.

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  3. times rope. hourglass. how lovely! Time’s rope has lenghtened too long since I have tried a sonnet, this is wonderful. You have Volta’ed me. And love, making all the rest of it superfluous in its power, just one line, that changes the whole thing. 🙂

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