Poetry of Linda Imbler

That Turgid Timekeeper

Blast the turgid timekeeper,
that bombastic ticker of opportunity and occurrence,
always congesting time
with seconds, minutes and hours.

There's no mercy in the hourglass.
The sand has no choice but to drop,
and expose the depth of all that has been,
even for those who have made no progress.

An oblique sense of time given to us by that experienced jester of intervals, who presented to us, upon and inside the constant stream, scenes from life's footage.
Who presents a jumbled lace of occasions,
which turn our world
into a living, breathing strand
of sentiment within the sediment.


© Linda Imbler PRIME MOVER You're the pedal that rotates and moves the bike, a helping hand boosting others' climb to the top
of the vine.

You make sure ventures never blink,
but instead clear a line of sight to courteous
consideration.

You, a humane intellectual. Not afraid to tackle the question,
how can problems between and among us to be resolved?
Your heart tells other hearts the lasting solution.

You, aiding others to stand on level ground,
and hold the line of dignity steady: None to fall back, none to fall down. You, the prime mover of kindness.
Your greatest power is in your smile.


© Linda Imbler Linda Imbler's poetry collections include five published paperbacks:
Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found, Red is the Sunrise, and Bus Lights, Travel Sights.

Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea's Secret Song, Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, That Fifth Element and Per Quindecim. Examples of Linda's poetry and a listing of publications can be found at:

Lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com In addition to writing, Linda helps her husband, Luthier, build acoustic guitars in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.

Poetry of Linda Imbler