Everyday Tempos

grandfather clock

 

tick tock Thich Nhat Hanh
a rhythmic metronome,
meditation’s cadence

tick tock keyboard clicks
emerging words reflect
expressions of my thoughts

tick tock beating heart
listen to vibrations
pulsing through the cosmos

tick tock bedroom clock
white noise in my chamber
footsteps to a dreamland

 

 

 

 

Read more about Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tik · N’yat · Hawn) at the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo of grandfather clock from a LuxeDECOR ad for their Ridgeway Cherry Grandfather Clock
Photo of Thich Nhat Hanh from bohemianvagabond.com

 

 


11 thoughts on “Everyday Tempos

    1. I appreciate all your help in revising this poem. It did take quite a few revisions to get the rhythm consistent and those ending ‘ck’-ish sounds at the ends of the first lines. Glad you stopped by.

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  1. Love this! Wonderful metrics and message – I look to Thich Nhat Hanh as one of the finest role models of current times. And the power of your final stanza – oh my, I may need an afternoon nap to follow the rhythm to dreams. Thank you for this one!!

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