The Lost Hour

Dark

Six am. Maybe seven?

The spring has crept, a robber in the night, and

Stolen precious minutes away

What could I have done

Taken a trip, gone for dinner

Load of laundry, run an errand

R E L A X

Light

Seven am. Maybe eight.

The spring will creep in, a warm savior, ready to

Begin again

Will I find comfort?

I am rusty with poetry, dear reader. I welcome critiques and patience as I get comfortable with a medium that used to be my very favorite!

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10 thoughts on “The Lost Hour

  1. I love your poem and do not see the rustiness. It made me think about a lot this morning, spring, time change and writing poetry.

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  2. Somehow it takes so much courage to put poetry into the world – I tried a poem today, too, and my heart was in my throat as I hit publish!. My favourite lines here come early: “The spring has crept, a robber in the night, and/ Stolen precious minutes away” and I really love how that comes back again at the end. Nicely done!

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  3. Rusty? I didn’t read it. Right now, it’s later than I thought it would be, but it’s also lighter…which I’m loving and feeling at peace with that stolen hour.

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  4. Make sure to be consistent with your punctuations. If you do punctuation in one part of the poem, you should do it throughout. I like how you played to the fact that it’s daylight savings today, too. Very clever.

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  5. I love your intentional repetition! I’d think about capitalization and what strong words you could use to end your lines. The reference to daylight savings time as a robber is great personification! Loved reading, it thanks for sharing. Poetry is a favorite form 9f mine too, and I too, am rusty.

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