is it time

is it time

how about now
I ask for the hundredth time
she always replies no
it makes me think
someone broke her heart
or she prefers to be alone
this man needs the inspiration of a sigh
the magic of a woman’s touch
sooner or later
my heart must love again
so I cling to hope
tomorrow I will ask her
is it time
beautiful metronome
my dear devoted friend

205 thoughts on “is it time

    1. A most beautiful and inspiring comment. I am touched by your words.
      Time can pass so slowly. And when we are waiting……..it can take forever.
      Thank you for taking ther time out to read and leave such thoughtful comments.
      I truly appreciate the elegance of your words and the care you took.
      Thank you so much. I am grateful for your kindness.

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  1. Andrew, what a clever metaphor to compare the insistent rhythm of a metronome with the longing of your heartbeat. I hope you meet that special someone very soon.

    BTW, I never mention the photos on your blog, but this one of the young girl on the clock is really beautiful and so imaginative.

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    1. Smiling. The rhythm of a metronome and the beating heart. A perfect pair.
      The image…I really liked it. I couldn’t find one of a metronome so I used this one.
      Oh, that special someone. She will come. I am ore into this upcoming trip and hopes of relocating so I can sit down and concentrate on this novel.
      Thnak you for your beautiful thoughts and words.
      They are always treasured.

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    1. Tus comentarios son tan hermosos como tu poesía.
      Y cada palabra está tan llena de verdad.
      Gracias por estas inspiradoras palabras.
      Realmente me tocaste con tus pensamientos.
      Muy agradecido. Mil gracias.
      Saludos

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  2. Wonderful using the metaphor of metronome for your coming muse.so much humorous and romantic touch in poem.you are really amazing poet.
    “This man needs the inspiration of a sigh the magic of a woman touch
    …..”wonderful lines.plz cling tightly to hope.the time of fulfiling your hope is coming soon,my dear friend dew!! Really you have amazing humorous sense.Weldone,dear!!
    r dew!!

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    1. Yes, this was a serious poem about love and trying to decide when the broken heart is ready to love again.
      Yet, I put in a little humor, that this poor soul is asking a metronome, wo could only say no.
      So happy you see the humor. Thank you so much for your appreciation.

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                  1. Because of your simple nature,your true telling and being a honest person who accepts his all right or wrong doing bravely.your kind heart and your amazing verses,dear friend!! I think-not me but by all you are liked.is not it true,my dear friend!!why have you asked me such question.?i admire you,adore you like a special friend,dew!! I think-it is not big matter for you,dear!!

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                    1. Oh.thanks so much,my dear friend!!you are most kind hearted.👫👫👫👫i think that you had some special relation with me in last birth-my soul says to me.hey dear dew!!do you agree with me?

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  3. Hello My Lonely Author.

    Such a clever little poem today but with almost invisible whispers of longing and need, a little bit of vulnerability covered up with humour and a touch of wit and charm.
    That pretty much ticks most of my boxes (behave). I said “most of” lol.

    I loved the little twist at the end, just like all the best movies.
    Adored the way you personified time as a friend, an out of reach lover, a tease almost. 

    The constant questioning of her and yourself was so intelligently put together. I was smiling so much.  To me, this was very you. Your sense of humour and a little cheekiness and an eff load of creativity.   Loved that so much.

    The inspiration of a sigh is so great.  Who doesn’t need that. A perfectly articulated sigh can inspire wonderful poetry and warm a heart or even touch it with magic. (I will always hone in on any mention of a magical touch)

    Clinging to hope and asking yourself of broken hearts and desires for loneliness…so good.  Is it Time that has a broken heart…an out of reach object of desire…I love that it could be any of those things. Or perhaps none. It’s your poem lol.

    I also loved that the heart “must love again”. That ‘must’ is a powerful little word.  And that you spoke in the first person throughout…yes. Perfect for this.  I mean, I’d be happy if you did that with every poem but that’s just me.

    The metronome…wow. Perfect analogy and image of the perpetual tick tock of time basically…teasing us in its unending progression.  Do we want it to speed up, or slow down…or pause completely for a perfect little moment?  Doesn’t matter. Time will do what it wants and keep the rhythm going until we’re ready to catch up with it in perfectly timed steps.

    Just my little interpretation

    So Is it time? I’m sure you’ll know when it is.

    Your,

    Fiery

    P.S

    That first image is PERFECT. Like a Dali painting. Amazing choice. Surrealism is very apt for the effed-up-ness of time and its mocking, teasing ways.
    Okay, exiting now!

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    1. Dear Fiery. Love your interpretation; it is pretty much mine. This is all about the (to quote you) the effed-up-ness of time and one lonely man’s inner thoughts of whether it is time to love again (after a heartbreak).

      I am smiling here, because this poem did have much of my personality in it, as much as any other poem I might add; the longing and need, the vulnerability hidden by humor (sorry, I only use one U in my humor). Perhaps my readers will not think so, but this had several parts of me in as you stated.

      Thrilled you mentioned movies again, because yes, this had a little twist in the end. He is talking to a metronome (who could only say no). Again you made me smile. The personification when talking of time. I have been using quite a bit of personification since my island vacation (palm trees whispering, talking moon, bird singing a melancholy song). So, your mentioning it makes me happy.

      Oh, I definitely NEED to hear the whisper of a woman’s sigh in my ear. So much that; I am working on a poem just about a sigh like that. There is something magical and sensual and
      (in my screwed up mind) so manly about being able to make a woman sigh.

      As for the must, yes, my heart MUST love again (of course when the time is right). I guess you know that by now. My heartn must love. First person seemed right for this poem, couldn’t or wouldn’t with every poem…..but that’s just me (he says with a wicked laugh).

      Your whole little paragraph on the metronome was perfect. That perpectual tick tock can be annoying, agonizing, and sometimes even a bit melancholy. Speed up or slow down. It’s all relative (kind of like that old sick uncle one hides in the closet when company comes over).

      Is it time? I don’t know. I will keep askig my metronome.

      LOL over your thoughts of the image.

      Lonely Author

      P.S.

      Eternally gratefully for your thoughts, loyalty, and beautiful breakdowns of my words.
      You make me feel special. Honored, humbled, and all tingly as well. I appreciate all of your attention, kindness, and thoughts (even the Fiery ones). xoxo

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  4. Oh, poor boy!! Once I love struck me. Instead of asking her at once, I took time. Not a week, a year, but several years. Finally, I wrote in a small piece of paper, “I like you. You?” and she wrote back, “Sure”. 🙂 🙂

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  5. So I have a question, do some of your poems come from the inspiration of the photos or do you write first and add the photo second? I ask because your pictures are so often perfect with the poem.
    And yes, I understand that need of a touch…only mine is a strong shoulder to lean on, a passionate embrace, a kiss that you feel to your fingertips…sigh.
    By the way, I loved the metronome image. It was one of those surprise metaphors I so enjoy about your poetry.
    Oh…and you will be happy to know I’m working on my book again. ☺️ Xoxo

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    1. There are images that inspire me. I remember I found the image for the poem Dress Of Sand while on a beach. That image inspired that little poem.
      Most of my poems are inspired by music, movies, and so many amazing writers here in WordPress. You did a nice post about music not too long ago, that had me jotting doewn notes for a poem about a musician.

      So, in many ways many ladies here in wordpress serve as my muse without ever realizing it. I read poetry that inspires me and even in my conversations with bloggers I get inspired.

      I have a file of 4,500 images sent to me by three very close personal friends here in New York as well as my daughter. They are bloggers (who know and follow me) and devoted followers of my blog. We keep our friendship discreet so no one knows they personally know me. But they are always sending images or challenging me with prompts. They send me files of images they find. I am lucky to have supportive people who want see what I can create. I am a very lucky man.

      A woman’s gentle touch…..sigh….nothing can replace that. I understand the shoulder thing. I have one that has been used and perhaps abused (LOL).
      I put that metronome GIF at the end to surprise everyone. I have never done that in the past. I thought the image of the metronome wagging her finger back and forth in a no would add a touch to this piece.

      Grateful and thrilled you like my metaphors. It is something I have worked so hard on to improve. Thank you for pointing it out.

      Working on your book. That makes me so happy. I am with you every step of the way. With every paragraph and page you write.
      I hope you stay inspired and determined. I know it will be touching; so much like you.

      Apologies, for the long winded response. You really touch me with your words. So it is your fault. LOL
      Grateful for your support and friendship. Like I said before, I am a lucky man.
      xoxoxo

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    1. Waiting can feel like an eternity. I t can be agonizing at times.

      Flattered that you heart connects with it, a bit sad that it does. Wish you weren’t waiting for that something you are waiting for.

      Thank you for reading and for sharing your thoughts. I am grateful for your time.

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  6. Oh, this was brilliant and funny. Really loved this one, Sir Andrew! I could feel your heart and soul in this poem. That desperation to move forward, to make that move, and the frustration of wondering when Time will tell you that it’s right to do so is painted in every word. Love that funny twist at the end though… talking to a metronome the entire time. All it can do is move back and forth, as if waving its finger “no”. Almost teasing you, which is funny because it’s not like it can nod “yes”. Lol. This was too cool, Sir Andrew. Loved it.

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    1. LOL So love how you get me. Sure it was a serious piece contemplating the right moment to love again.
      But you caught the humor and crazy irony ois asking a metronome anything. She only has one possible reply. LOL
      God, I so love you.
      Thank you Lady B. You are a national treasure.
      Hey, back in the studio?

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      1. LOL… well, I look at it like this… It’s all about perspective… See (and check this out… this is going to blow your mind lol).. You know how they say life throws you lemons, so add a little sugar and make lemonade? Well, why not turn the metronome to the SIDE and then you will get that YES! See? MIND BLOWN! LOL

        You are truly the treasure, Sir Andrew, and I think if you turn that metronome to the side like I suggested you’ll be out and about like Joey Tribbiani in no time! “How you doin’?” Lol.

        Okay, I’m going to stop being crazy to be serious… I understand the serious part of this poem deeply and, though a lot of times we think it’s Time holding us back, it’s actually our fear. Time hardly ever thinks it’s the right time, but you just have to follow your gut… your heart. If you wait too long, you’ll miss out on great opportunities and end up asking yourself later “What If”. So, I say go for it. You only get one life, so live it up. 🙂

        As for my studio time, yes I’ve been back and forth wearing different hats. Playing mix engineer, singer and all that other music geek stuff. I also managed to write enough posts to last me 4 or 5 weeks so that I’m not stressed out! Woot Woot! lol.

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        1. MIND BLOWN is right. WOW . That turns the metronome into a Bobblehead.
          I will get a different answer tomorrow. LOL

          Yes, our own fear of getting hurt again. Also, I like to make sure I am completely healed, so I don’t let any feelings or doubts carry over from one relationship into the next.

          Follow you gut. I try to do that, unless I have a stomach ache.

          Happy yo hear you are back in your music thing. I know that is where your passion lies.
          Fopur or five weeks of posts?????
          I only post twice a week and I could never get that far ahead.

          Thank you Lady B. You always inspire.
          xoxo

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          1. LOL! Get your answer dude! Just make sure she’s on her side and not facing you… it won’t work.. trust me! lol.

            I’m the same way when it comes to moving on. I don’t want anyone to be a rebound and I don’t want to be a rebound for anyone either. That hurts and it just leaves a trail of unnecessary pain. Rather make sure I can focus my heart, my energy and my attention on that one person who truly deserves it and not be playing an emotional tug of war between my past and my present.

            Haha! Dare I offer you some Pepto for the stomach aches? That way you can truly hear your gut. Lol.

            Yeah, music and writing are my passions… my babies. I can’t do one without the other and yes, I am a person with A LOT on my heart and mind, so writing just seems to flow easily when it’s from my heart. I am now posting twice a week and I’ve made blog changes, so I can devote to other things in my life. Kind of have to thank you for that. You gave advice on a schedule and it seems to be working well for me.

            You’re always welcome, Sir Andrew. I do my best to inspire when I can and know that you always inspire people. Stay out of trouble with that metronome!
            xoxo

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            1. Now, you have me at a bad time. Half a bottle gone and typos flying everywhere.
              Catching up to old messages so i am slow at the moment.
              Refuse to make anyone a rebound. Rebounds are for the NBA.
              happy you are one with your passion.
              Going to Florida for ten days. Trying to relocate, had enough of NY and winter.
              Stay inspired. Will catch up with you soon. xoxoxo

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  7. Stunning poem, Drew. Breathtaking. Apparent clarity that begs not to be touched. The beating of the call for love like the beating of time.

    In it’s own way a superb ultimatum to yourself. “is it time”

    The promise of tomorrow encapsulated in a “must”
    “my heart must love again
    so I cling to hope
    tomorrow I will ask her”

    The friend of solitary lovers; the metronome.
    “beautiful metronome
    my dear devoted friend”

    I wonder how many of us felt or feel this way. Universality is the name of this poem; love touches all of us. We are all its slaves and its masters.
    Bravo, Drew. You really took my breath away.

    May the promise of tomorrow come sooner rather than later.

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    1. Oh, G. I don’t know what to say. This is the very “dreaded:” poem we spoke about on Monday and over the weekend. My chicken out poem.

      “the call for love.” You made it sound romantic like a hero’s call to action in literature & cinema

      Yeah, I gues it was my thoughs and perhaps an ultimatum for myself.

      As for the metronome, my solitary friend. Just seemed so appropriate being that she is a time keeper.

      We are the slaves and masters of love. What a thought. Quite inspiring in itself.

      Very touched by your praise. Especially, since I so doubted myself and this piece. Thank you. Eternally grateful for your shining light.

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  8. This leads me to soulful wondering. It has a beautiful rhythm and cadence, the thoughts, the clock and the image. Woman sitting atop time. And then to finish with the balance and musicality of a metronome. So very beautiful.

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  9. We must find the one who wants to love us intensely in return. Wait for that one, not the one you are begging to change their mind.
    I’ve asked you again
    To be mine
    Again a no
    Is your decline
    I won’t ask again
    I’m sadly done
    My heart must find
    The truly right one

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      1. Couldn’t help but laugh reading your comment. It was just a little silly that I typed out quickly with my reply. Guess you inspire me to comment in prose. 😊💋
        I am Good! Busy as always, but alive, healthy and so are my loved ones. Best you could hope for, right?
        How are you? Still jet setting around the globe? Waiting for my turn, sort of patiently. 🤪

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        1. That is everything we could hope for.

          Yeah, flying to Florida tomorrow. I want to relocate to warmer temperatures. A ten day
          mad rush to see if I can find an apartment in the Orlando area in only ten days.

          Your turn is coming. Visiting all 50mtates is on my list. Right now, setting new roots is most important.

          Love talking to you. xoxo

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    1. I kind of like the image for the poem. I really couldn’t find a romantic pic of a metronome.
      I bet you would make a beautiful one on a piano with a single rose. You are so talented you can do anything.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I always appreciate reading your thoughts.

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  10. Amazing and unique poem with beautiful image.the watch says tic toc with your beloved heart beats like metronome’s tic toc.it is really a melancholic poem of a waiting person for a magic woman but not to mock .wonderful personification.my dear friend dew!!🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹i like all wonderful lines of your poem.

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              1. Okay.i believe you,dear dew.!!when your post is published on your blog,at just time i catch it.before reading your poem,i saw the image of clock in which the time was 11.16PM.Seeing them i was smiling because i ask you about the reason of that time often.the word of Metronome was new for me.so i searched it on Google.wonderful instrument.and you have personified it in amazing way.all day ,i was happy coz of your poem.it is magical impression on me by your poem,my special friend.are you understanding ,dear!! You are amazing healer for all humankind.🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊

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                1. I always post at 12 AM New York time. which I think is 10:30 AM your time. You are at work at that time.
                  Yes, metronome is that tool musicians use to measure time and beat. It can be a sad tool. It is only useful
                  when someone needs it. Kind of lonely, right?

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  11. Hauntingly beautiful! A piece that certainly stays with you because it’s so real. When is it time for the waiting to end… The raw emotion. The vulnerability. Then as always when we least expect it, layered with possibilities. There is the hope of what tomorrow can bring.

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    1. What a beautiful comment. Smiling here because recent conversations made me think when is it time and lead me to this poem.

      Tomorrow does provoke hopes of what may come……

      Thank you for your beautiful comments. It made me smile and sigh. Grateful for your words and friendship. Thank you. xoxo

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      1. Happy to make you smile! I found it quite inspiring and that was needed today so thank you. I’m grateful for your friendship too Andrew. Hope the sun is shinning 🙂 It is always a pleasure to read your work ❤

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      1. wow, no signs of giving up eh? Im with you. And I totally get that.
        I should thank you fro sharing this lovely post. thelovelyauthor.
        Thank you once again friend. Talking to you here, it brought a smile on my face. 🙂

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        1. Hey, if someone takes the tme to read and comment on our posts, they deserve the courtesy of a response. I will sit here and get it done.

          Thank you for your beautiful words.
          You always make me smile.
          Now, make some more of your wonderful and inspiring music.

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    1. I am here answering old comments that accumulated during the past several weeks. Now I find this warm message that reached my heart. I am so touched. You almost have me in tears.
      Thank you so much for this gorgeous comment. appreciate it so much.
      Bless you and yours.

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