Time Haikus (Minutes) by
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Prompted By Time

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Between tick and tock,

Between tick and tock ... make each minute count.

noticing the present.

Each minute, precious.


Never enough time,

except when we have to wait.

Each minute crawls by.


Aging tells the truth:

fewer future years than past.

Each minute flies by.

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I have recently retired from a marketing and technical writing and editing career and am thoroughly enjoying writing for myself and others.

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  1. So true, so true Mare.
    Where oh where did the years go?

  2. Suzy says:

    These haikus are lovely, Mare. I love how the last line of each one starts with “Each minute” and then has a different take on what it means.

  3. Betsy Pfau says:

    Profound, Mare. You have written truths here.

  4. Laurie Levy says:

    Great haiku, Marian. You have captured the essence of time and our shifting perceptions of it.

  5. Khati Hendry says:

    Well done. Less is indeed more. All so true.

  6. Jim Willis says:

    I enjoyed your haikus on time, Marian. The thing about this form of writing is that it forces the writer to follow E.B. White’s sage advice, “Less is more.” And in the case of your writing, there is so much expressed so well, in so few words. Thanks for the reminders these lines deliver.

  7. Beautiful use of the haiku form, Marian. There’s something about the precision and simplicity that the form demands that speaks so deeply to the nature of time.

    Your simple, minimal words remind me of this simple poem by Robert Lowell: As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new – and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.

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