Written in time

time forgotten captured

in-between yellowed pages

shelved weathered books pulsate

neath layers of magic dust

thoughts seduced into silence

come alive through the pen

moments in time stopped to

revel the unsaid

“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
― Dave Eggers

“So many books, so little time.”
― Frank Zappa

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain


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Published by Eugi

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost

27 thoughts on “Written in time

    1. Hi, Rory. I don’t read my poems aloud either way. I mull words around in my mind and then create a draft. Depending on how I feel about the draft, I either tweak it or accept it as is. Either way, I always complete whatever I am writing and keep it as a draft until I am ready to publish. Many are written ahead of time depending on my mood. On days when I’m not writing to respond to a prompt, I enjoy writing poems, just because. I hope this makes sense. 😉


  1. I’ve been reading a series of mysteries that take place in the 1800’s – some of the paperbacks do indeed have yellow pages. But I am enjoying each one! 😀


    1. You know, there’s something about the feel of an old book with yellowed pages that is mysterious. I’m curious about the intent of the author and also why and how many read it.


      1. I just like fun murder mysteries… I’ve read some really horrible and sad thrillers. But like horror films… I’ve stopped that! Don’t need to add more nightmares.


  2. Mee-yow WOW Miss eugi!!! You rote an amazin poe-em…
    Makess mee think of BellaSita Mum who ritess a Diary daily (more or less). Shee has Diariess from yeerss ago an even sum of her Ma’ss.
    Yore poe-em iss so inn-spirin!
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum


    1. Thank you very much and I’m delighted you like the poem! That’s wonderful you keep a diary and even some of your mums. Hugs and purrs! 🥰😻


  3. I love the depth the ending quotes add to this beautiful little poem! Time is a hard concept to capture, but I feel its flow in your words.


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