‘To Time and Family’ by Shailyn Sooter The Society January 1, 2016 Culture, Poetry Tender is the night shared in close caress With candied kiss and floral purr, no less. The pristine perfection of unclaimed time Drenches air with an ephemeral chime. Considering not money as pay off, The gift of work may be just a day off; Precious moments of leisure, free to write, In an array of activities delight. Or nestled round a sparkling tree with kin Reflecting gold in bright eyes and flushed skin. Here time is unkind and drifting outside Leaves nary a chance for us to confide. Still, hushed whispers unlock age’s riddle As our forms stretch out from being little And voices roar with certain fortitude, Time’s separation may seem a bit rude. Remember, oh darlings of sun and moon We are equipped with familial croon- As infant turtles intuit through foam Love’s ebbing call will deliver us home. Shailyn Sooter is a Seattle-based poet. Featured Image: “Christmas Homecoming” by Norman Rockwell. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.