Transfixed

there are ways to walk,
tread softly
I would hear you speak in lilting tones
there is hope displayed, in crinkling laughter
the lines around your eyes, portrayed

the mists of time cloak us, invite stillness
where did we wander years ago?
the sun ignites ,an earth is trembling
moon draws ocean, on and oh

the trees etch beauty in the landscape
carpet, colour, catch, the breeze
sway or bend, in dancing torrents
rise and fall us to our knees

In love with life, or just playacting?
moods can swallow whole, our mind
let the muse, lead  boldly forward
backward looks will clocks define

chime chime time