Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Magpie Tales Photo Prompt 32


hourglass



hourglass moments
set on a
table:

our time together
flows grain by grain,
top to
bottom;

a vial of sand
waiting to be
upended
again.





Poem © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo courtesy of Willow at Magpie Tales.





22 comments:

  1. You are up late tonight!

    Love that your Magpie hourglass can be upended! Nice writing....

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  2. There is a limit to the number of time a life's hourglass can be turned over. I wonder if - like on over-winded clocks springs - it can shatter is turned just once too many.

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  3. Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right - it holds my golden time! ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Nice Magpie!! :)

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  4. Hourglass or not, time will go on. It doesn't ever stop and it shouldn't!

    timeless flies search for fries

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  5. "...a vial of sand waiting to be upended again."
    Wonderful, Rick!

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  6. Great job Rick. The second stanza to me is very tragic. Love and Light, Sender

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  7. our time together
    flows grain by grain
    I love this!

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  8. and so it goes. This is good in it's brevity. I look forward to reading you more.

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  9. As though time never ends.. Nice verse.

    CJ xx

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  10. Oh that's like that pendulum and its tic tac... the sound of time. THIS the vision subtle yet clear vision of time...
    greaT Rick!

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  11. Such a powerful and profound analogy, Rick. Vivid writing.

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  12. Oh, how very nice! This piece is just flat wonderful!

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  13. I like the Upended just wish some times for a do over.

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  14. Upending the glass is only possible in miracles; ordinary humans have to make do with one run through.
    Sadly. so, as so many are saying in reply to this prompt :carpe diem!

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  15. Oh, I LIKE this one, Rick....turn it over, to begin again!

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  16. This is a romantic and wistful poem.

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  17. Rich this is a perfect Magpie! "Grain by grain"...so true. :-)

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  18. Hey Rick..I don't know how I missed your Magpie. It is great! Time is both immeasurable and not as it goes on into infinity & beyond. Time continues beyond our own personal living years thus the reason why we should make each and every grain of time spent with one another count.
    Lovely your Magpie Rick...deep sentiment behind so few words.

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