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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.