How can I stop all the clocks ?


Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

(The picture was taken during my trip to Belitung. I was alone and felt so empty inside me. This morning when I was reading through the lines of one of H W Auden’s poems- regardless to the rumors that he was a gay, I still love his chosen words- I somehow caught the similar feeling of emptiness, as if I stood alone waiting for every second tick I heard from my camera. I just want to stop it.)

7 thoughts on “How can I stop all the clocks ?”

  1. lha kalo pas jamnya brenti berdetak trus tiba2 nongol ular gimana Noph? udah gitu ularnya berkepala item lagi.. kwakwakakaka 🙂

  2. biarkan waktu itu berjalan, walaupun sesuatu itu tidak akan berlalu, tapi ‘rasa’ itu yang akan berlalu… don’t worry!!

  3. WOW!!! a very amazing captured! who is the model anyway? still eat, still breath and the sun still shine like yesterday but u feel empty inside? some say if u love to see the sky, ocean and sumtin like that, u was born to be a loner. :p

  4. @PF: Eh pawang ular, tugasmu belum slesai lho! Aku perlu lap yang dikau jadikan ganjelan nggo nutupi omahe ulo. Piye dong???
    @Hedi: But not all the clocks Kang. Surely, none can stop the time.
    @Nova: Aku hanya bisa berdansa dengan kenangan 🙂 Kang.
    @Vira: Modelnya aku, berbekal tripod dan timer di kamera. Penyendiri yaa…kayaknya begitu deh Vir. Tapi kadang kangen juga berbagi keindahan langit, laut, bulan pun matahari dengan seseorang.
    @Anis: Hehe, tau aja Nis. Hectic berat minggu lalu gak sempet nulis. Gambar kan tinggal upload ajah 🙂

  5. gampang Vi , tinggal ngeluarin baterinya 😀

    apa kabar Vi ? gambarnya cantik sekali !! di manakah itu? terus yang lagi jalan di pantai itu kamukah?

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