The Next Moment


It seems those hills are far away

Those we visited yesterday

The grasses green are darkened now

Missing it’s intensity somehow

A summer dream that had it’s day

A full moon past and gone away


We take pictures to seal it here

Places and people once held dear

Stiffened in time for days beyond

A sun settling gently over the pond

Feelings and emotions once so clear

Fogged by time and no longer here


But we shouldn’t expect anything firm

About giddy thoughts that make us squirm

At the point of conception we avidly know

That every instant will come and go

The next one simply takes it’s place

The series of events is no great race


More important is the next thing to be

What have I learned, so what will I see

The string goes on until it stops

Through bumps and jolts and silly hops

A journey that never really quits

Testing our thoughts and lifelong wits.


Barbara Blackcinder


About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a need for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and mine when you read those from me.
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5 Responses to The Next Moment

  1. Hi Barbara. Nice. Thank you for liking ‘The Detour!’ Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

  2. My favorite line:
    “The grasses green are darkened now”

    Powerful image—not “dried out” or “browned down” but “darkened”—shiver………

  3. Thanks so much. Your comment was exactly what I meant, almost to a word. Hee Hee Barbara

  4. Jane Watson says:

    I like this line especially, Barbara : “Places and people once held dear/Stiffened in time for days beyond” – isn’t that what happens to photographs of loved ones, particularly the ones who are here no more, that their image that we tried to capture to remember them by, becomes a kind of frozen moment that does not capture them at all….

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