A New Year’s Eve Poem: ‘The Pendulum’ by Lee Ubis Cardew The Society December 31, 2013 Culture, Poetry The pendulum o’ th’ old grandfather clock goes back and forth, and forth and back, and back and forth, and forth and back, again, again, again. It stays on track, and oscillates both east and west, or south and north, depending which way its positioned in the room. It is as regular as thunder thrown aft Thor throws lightning through the air. With very little pomp, its tick-tocks tack through drip or boom, for droop or bloom. It metronomic’lly goes on through rest or romp. It keeps it up methodic’lly. Its only lack is change, which it does only when it’s time to stop. Lee Ubis Cardew is an American poet living in Washington State. Featured Image: A rendering of a grandfather clock designed by Charles Jacques. Related Post Ballade on the Man Who Could Have Killed George Washington “But it was not pleasant to fire at the back of an unoffending individual…so I let him alone.” —Major Patrick Ferguson, British Expeditionary Force ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.