Friday, July 8, 2011

Two Timing.




Einstein, the famous scientist
Said that Time does not exist.
Past, present, future all are one,
It's just that we're influenced by the sun.
Our days are divided by its light,
Into day and into night;
That is why we're always countng
And the number of days are mounting.
If there were no night and were no day
We'd continue on our way,
Growing older but not aware
That hours and minutes were even there!
(In the Universe Time is bent......
Planets seem to make a dent......
But all of that's too much for me;
Let's continue,  with simplicity.)
Time varies, that is surely true,
According to what we think or do.
It can go like a flash if we're engaged
In a book that's read or a play that's staged,
But it can drag and go very slow
If we're bored and wishing for time to go.
But History's only a human thing;
Modern Busker, ancient King
Both inhabit the same time-frame;
Past, present, future are all the same.
But still I feel we should not mock
That comforting, old-fashioned clock.


What a sweet and sassy treat!
Everyone will want to eat
This pumpkin pie with ginger laced.
Every table should be graced
With such a veritable feast!
A lot of trouble? Not in the least!
Ready-made pastry does the trick
And helps you to be double-quick!
The oven is already hot
(You're efficient, are you not!)
Pumpkin, cooked, is first in line,
Mashed until it's creamed and fine.
Then add sugar, salt and spices,
Now a thorough mix suffices.
To this add evaporated milk
And two eggs, beaten soft as silk.
Pour into the pastry case,
In the heated oven, place.
In fifteen minutes hear the bell;
Your timer's served you very well.
Your pie is certain to impress
When a dob of cream adds to success.
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree One cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon each ground ginger allspice cloves and nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 unbaked pastry shell
2 beaten eggs


Ishta Mercurio said...

I loved the poem about time! You really covered a lot of the nuances in that one. Thanks for sharing!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i agree on the time piece, smiles. it is a fascinating picture and you took it far afield...

Dave King said...

I love the way you have married the prompts and satisfied them both. Cleverly done - not easy to be a successful two-timer!

Isabel Doyle said...

fold time up and put it in your pocket for another day ...

nice blending of science and poetry!

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

Oh how I can relate to your beautiful words. Riveting.

Unknown said...

brilliant poem on time offering some pondering to be done ...thank you for sharing

Unknown said...

Enjoyed this write, you carried the essence of time in our life wonderfully! ~ Rose

Nicole said...

Now if you only threw in some information regarding parallel universes it would be my favorite poem ever!!! Just teasing. This is great! I really like how you used science within a poem. I am a science geek so I loved it!

Ella said...

I love how you blurred the meaning~
This was beautiful!