"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Magpie #32....time is sweet

Time is sweet
Savor each drop as if your last
Sugar sweet grain

37 comments:

Gabriela Abalo said...

"Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new... but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?" ~Paracelsus

gautami tripathy said...

I agree!

timeless flies search for fries

Susannah said...

Very good advice! :-)

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

savor each drop as if no more drops are left .. well said

Sender D. said...

I love simplicity. This is beautiful!

Helen said...

Sugar sweet grain ... what a sweet concept!

ninotaziz said...

The sweetest of haikus!

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Loved the way you took those sand grains for sugar sweet grains... and any of them could be the last... So savour it to the best...Fantastic Mag Kathew

David said...

Short and sweet. Savoring each tiny bit.

jabblog said...

Would that we all could live each moment fully but we always think there will be a tomorrow.

Martin H. said...

Enjoy the here and now. I'll drink to that!

Stafford Ray said...

I wish you sugar in each hour of the glass. Some have sand. And I'm with Martin H!

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, yes, the wonderful grain of time! Very nice!

Myrna R. said...

Well said. Time, we always think we have so much of it left, but...

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kathew: I am transformed by your haiku magic! The logic in your words and sublime and wise. I'm going try to do another Haiku too! Love this!

Miss Nikki said...

mmm pour some sugar on me! (lol) Nice Magpie! This is such fun!

signed...bkm said...

yes..enjoy each grain....bkm

Reflections said...

What life would really be if all thought in terms of last days, but so easily we forget the important things in life.

Thank you for visitting my blog. I think Jack left enough of his gremlins unsaid... there might be another installment forthcoming, I'll see what I can do.

rel said...

Kathew,
You put your finger
on the pulse; tempus fugit.
examine each grain.
rel

Lyn said...

I'm really cheered by this..a good way to live!!

Friko said...

A timely reminder.

Janice said...

Lovely haiku...so true.

Systematic Weasel said...

Excellent advice! If only I had time to spare to do so, lol! =)

-Weasel

Annie said...

I always imagined salt or sand in the glass. Sugar keeps turning up here and there. I like that much better.

Brian Miller said...

and once it is gone you will never get it back...sweet magpie!

Jim Swindle said...

We forget how precious time is. Seeing the sand as sugar, and the sugar as sweet time, is an interesting touch.

dana said...

I would appreciate a follow-up explaining exactly HOW I can do that?

I know. Too stubborn for too long leaves no hope for the old codgers of the world.

I think I'm down to two grains of sand left.

HisFireFly said...

I love the last line...

sweet indeed!

Southwest Arkie said...

Fair warning to us all to remember how fast time slips away. Truer words never spoken.

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

So so true to bad we so often forget.

Lydia said...

Very nice!

Deborah said...

Just lovely!

maglomaniac said...

Thats what we normally foret to do.

~Harsha

Linda said...

"How sweet it is" to quote the late Jackie Gleason. Well done.

kathi harris said...

Simple. Short. Sweet.

Jennifer Morrison said...

Time is sweet! You're right! Thanks for the new metaphor to ponder...

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Great job gal. I agree. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings
QMM