Line By Line


A wrinkle in time

traces linear language,

connecting age spot dots spelling out

the sum total of a life;

creases of compassion

linked to crow’s foot trails

where sorrow and laughter


eloquent epistle,

novel penned hour by hour,

word by word,

line by line.

18 comments on “Line By Line

  1. I was browsing published poetry and came across yours. Connected with your piece as a middle aged woman (ug, did I just say that?). Sometimes I hardly recognize myself on this wrinkled road of aging. Trying to remain calm, er, graceful…but vanity vexes me

    • melodylowes says:

      The aging process is such a conundrum – it brings wisdom along with the aches, and as a part of life, must be lived. Perhaps there really IS a way to grow old gracefully! Thanks so much for your humorous connection! πŸ™‚

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Clever! I don’t mind being warped by time. In fact every wrinkle, runkle, crinkle, crunkle, rumple or crinkle-crankle on my exterior means that I am alive (!) and if I have plenty of the same on the surface of my brain it means my brain is still alive too. Life without wrinkles would be no fun at all πŸ™‚

  3. Eric says:

    As Shakespeare said, “Aye, there’s the rub… ”

    Botox, Maalox,
    Sanskrit from Docs,
    Mary Kay, Ben Gay…
    But, hey!
    Why not time-delay? πŸ˜‰

  4. RoSy says:

    I actually love watching the aging process. Am thankful for each day I get to live to see another day. I could do without the middle-aged hormonal break-outs though – Ugh!

    • melodylowes says:

      Ugh from me, too! I actually am getting more and more comfortable in my own skin – and I don’t even mind the grey sneaking into my hairline – I figure that I’ve earned those marks of wisdom! πŸ™‚

  5. Bravo ! Encore! What a wonderful blessing to find those tiny creases and effects that WE have experience and have experienced life –hopefully to its fullest !

  6. jaels says:

    Wow, I never thought of my face being a novel in progress….

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