Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Neil Ellman



Clock of Destiny

(after the watercolor by Wassily Kandinsky)

Time is no matter
in the timelessness
     of molecules
     aimless
     spatial aimlessness

     no clocks
     numbers mean nothing

zero the some of its parts
hour-hand circles
      endlessly
      speed of light
      snails

              stop!

it is 3:00 pm        
somewhere
in a blink of the eye.



Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey (USA).  He has published numerous poems, many of them ekphrastic, in print and online journals anthologies, broadsides and chapbooks throughout the world.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

A stark, poetic quiz. This will stay with me.

Ande said...

Very good! Embryonic.

Peter Greene said...

Clocks, they are such liars. Thanks for the poem, Neil!