Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sands of Time--By James Rasmusson--United States

Sands of Time

The wind has swept the sands of time
to form its stately dunes,
breathing forth on rippled earth
to sing celestial tunes.

The flea has walked the sands of time
and left his humble trace,
tiny flecks of dust have shifted
from their natal place.

James began writing in the 1960’s and immediately showed a love for seasonal, humorous, and philosophical poetry. In the late 70’s, he became an ardent photographer and soon found that the two artistic mediums cross pollinated each other. West Michigan is an art Mecca with over 100 galleries and art camps with Jim residing in the lovely coastal town of Holland, Michigan. A practitioner of Surat Shabd Yoga since 1972, his art is an expression of his lifetime love affair with nature and his quest for truth. James is the winner of many awards in both photography and poetry including the 2005 Shadow Poetry 5th biannual chapbook competition. The artist says he likes to underscore the abstract and tease the mind and be ever alert for juxtapositions that express irony, absurdity, and poignancy, desiring for people to feel both tension and resolution in his compositions.


  1. I enjoyed your quite interesting view of the bigger picture. Thanks for sharing your talent and irony in the fact that even a flea can make it's mark in the sifting sands. We may think we are insignificant in the scheme of things but in reality we too leave our marks.

  2. love this :)

  3. James, A perfect blend of the poetic and visual. I like the fact that you could be profound without being wordy. Thanks Ron G

  4. James, I love the rhythm and rhyme your poem exudes. So well balanced and full of imagery! Grand to read you here on this Whispers venue! Sheri

  5. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    I enjoyed how you were able to bring true poetry out of the seemingly negligible. Beautifully done to say the least James. Thank you for sharing it.

    Bob D.

  6. A nice, poetic poem. I enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing, James. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  7. Oh James, this is outstanding! It is more than a poem, it is a picture you have painted with your silver tongue. I love it! Holiday Blessings, Connie