‘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. 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new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.