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Other day I purchased one hourglass a scarce commodity now

Looks simple antique vintage designed calls on for attraction

Made of brass superannuated letters engraved also says London 1885

Glass blocks sand known for transparency

It has been my latest play; sand falls down inverted starts again

Sand particles minute, every drop depicts gravity, heaps of sand change shape

Fascination for device watcher’s time stands still in enchantment

Flow smooth though, time runs out particles reveal fraction of seconds

With it during play stunned to know life moves so fast

Ordinarily in life‘s tenure its obscure, OMG! Time flies such speed

Amazing! Sand being pulled down concludes one time measure! Humans being pulled by sensual pleasures complete one cycle of life

Many such products or things inspire us to correct life in realization of blissful state

Ancient timing tool likewise has many things to tell and teach – THE HOURGLASS


Hourglass 3

46 thoughts on “THE HOURGLASS

    Puzzles of the Soul said:
    September 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    The hour glass certainly shows how time and our life passes so quickly.

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    michnavs said:
    September 20, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Its beautiful Shiva and really a rare commodity this days…i wonder why?…maybe it has to do with the current trend in technology now…i remember using an hour glass back then to play scrabble now, we simply put on our phone’s timer and the game is good to go.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      September 20, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      First! Where are you Mich?
      Are you okay…. I know You had some problems and that was the reason of your silence on the Blog. Anyways it was nice to see you back.
      Have I lost Reading your posts. I shall be there during leisure.
      Thanks for this overweighing comment.
      Yes! Man has always welcomed new things and slowly left using the old. So they become obsolete.
      You can read my previous posts, even I was away from this blog world.

      Liked by 2 people said:
    September 21, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I belong to the older generation, where as a child I was always fascinated by The Hour Glass… watching the sand slowly drop down the glass, made my time stand still… yet still to these days it hasn’t changed my fascination, it is something so simple. I often get Hour Glasses as a little birthday gift to children.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      September 21, 2019 at 2:27 am

      Hello Cornelia your comment made me inspire to write and add one or two more lines to the poem.
      When the sand drops to measure the time it makes your time stand still is simply fascinating.
      Thanks for this Wonderful comment.
      I shall let you know in a while of the addition.

      Like said:
        September 22, 2019 at 3:19 am

        Shiva, such great conversations we share, I am humbled, thank you.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          September 22, 2019 at 3:26 am

          So you liked it, I was sure about that. What’s the time like at your place, do reply if you are still awake….


            September 22, 2019 at 3:31 am

            Yes I do. Right now as I am writing it is 9 pm Saturday, I know India is about 13 hours ahead of my time.

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              September 22, 2019 at 3:38 am

              That’s right I expected it to be, so you are far West of US and us.


                September 22, 2019 at 4:43 am

                Yes indeed. I am living in California

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                  Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                  September 22, 2019 at 5:34 am

                  It seems California is a very Beautiful place to live and have heard that living there is very costly.
                  Blessed are You Cornelia to have been living in such a place. People in US do not realise of how affluent they are when considered to other peoples. You know what I am trying to tell as You have visited several countries.
                  Here goes the saying:
                  BLESSED ARE THOSE.


                    September 25, 2019 at 1:08 am

                    Shiva, indeed California is a beautiful place to live and yes it is very expensive, I usually work two different jobs a day, just to cover living costs and I live a very simple life. I do know that we in the USA are considered to be affluent, but I have to say, that there are areas I have seen which are below poverty circumstances and we have, lots of those, we have a very high number of homeless people, just driving along the freeway, people sleep under bridges and I bushes and so on. The US is at times not portrayed in what the reality is, unfortunately its always shown as the richest country, but that portray is just false, once you look closer into people living conditions, the outside , other countries don’t see that side, because it is not published. When I travel it’s based on a very low budget and I am totally happy with that, because I see more of a country like for example India , than a usual tourist does. By the way I have been only once in India, State Rajasthan and cities Hardiwar and Ahemadabad. Have a great day.

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                    Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                    September 25, 2019 at 5:27 pm

                    Cornelia you do two jobs during the day at this age calls for admiration. I am inspired. Living a simple life pays during the long run. A penny saved is earned goes the saying.
                    Here beggars numbers has drastically come down compared what we used to see as children. People are getting some thing to do for an earning. You can now find them only in front of temples.
                    Affluence has also increased here. But be it America or India one should realise their affluence, that makes them good citizens, that is what I feel, won’t you think so.
                    Once again I invite you to visit India and be my guest for a while.


                    September 26, 2019 at 1:26 am

                    Thank you Shiva for your great response, no admiration necessary, but thank you. Also thank you for your kind invite. One thing I wanted to add , why I love Indian people, they are amazing entrepreneurs , each corner each street I would see somebody having a little business going on, may it be even on the ground of a walk way. And that’s how I agree with you that they are good and even wonderful citizens. Here the amount of beggars has rapidly increased. I am happy to hear that the number has come down in India. As always “Minds together”

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      September 21, 2019 at 11:33 am

      Cornelia I have added the following line
      “Fascination for device watchers’ time stands still in enchantment”
      All because of your inspiration.
      How do you feel the poem now. Please let me know in detail.
      “Minds Together”

      Like said:
        September 22, 2019 at 3:17 am

        Shiva, I really like those words, I am glad I inspired you, all because of “Minds together” Thank you Shiva, I will check it out. Have a great Sunday and inspiring week.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          September 22, 2019 at 3:24 am

          My Sunday has started it is 9 am here. Finished my morning walk with my cousin sister. I foresee a great day and week ahead, with your wishes to add to I hope so.
          “Minds Together” always.


            September 22, 2019 at 4:42 am

            Shiva, I calculated the time difference which is 13 hours ahead of my time here. You know that I have been in India almost 4 years ago and I fell in love with your country. What part of India are you living at?

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              September 22, 2019 at 5:09 am

              Cornelia, Yes I thought as much as I used to get your comments when I just start my day and You would make my days. I am thankful to You always for that.
              Yes I know of your visits to India and your love for my country. To tell you frankly here except with the culture that we belong to things have deteriorated so much, there has been a lot of hateredness among people. Corruption is rampant and political state has gone to dogs. OMG! I just hate these politicians, they are ready to do any sort of time permits.
              Now, I live in the southern state of India called as Karnataka and that too in the North of the state. Hampi and Badami the historical places where you might have visited are just in 100 KMS radius of my place called Gadag which is a town.
              I have not visited any foreign country. Things went on postponing.
              But for the US I have lot of respects. The visit is pending since long.

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                September 25, 2019 at 12:53 am

                Shiva, thank you. I have heard a lot about the deteriation and the political in your country and each time my heart crunches. I just looked up, the state you live in, beautiful from what I read Karnataka,…. Hampi seems to be a beautiful city, so Bangalore isn’t too far from you. The palace of Mysore seems to be such a beautiful treasure.
                You know our government since 3 years is the worst that ever happened to this country. “Minds together” from Cornelia

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                  Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                  September 25, 2019 at 5:13 pm

                  Cornelia our state too is studded with many historical places.
                  Yes my place being in the North Central part of the state is nearby to many places that you can visit. Bangalore is 430 kms. I give you a standing invitation to visit my place whenever you want, I shall arrange a trip for you to the visits along with my family.
                  Minds together


    Prakaash inspiration said:
    September 21, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Nice post with informative lessons on philosophy of life.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      September 21, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Prakaash
      Yes in every aspect of Life there is some things to learn that becomes the philosophy of Life…


    patriciaruthsusan said:
    September 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    It gives us an idea of how our ancestors viewed time’s passing. Those are lovely hourglasses, Shiva. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    Liz Gauffreau said:
    September 21, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    I enjoyed your meditation on the hour glass.

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    thelonelyauthorblog said:
    September 22, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    The hourglass is one of those lost things from our past.

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    America On Coffee said:
    September 30, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Amszing! I how many particles fall when someone accidentally bumps into the hour glass..?

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      September 30, 2019 at 9:27 am

      Too many they are and those are the fraction of a second. So how far life is moving ahead. OMG!


        America On Coffee said:
        September 30, 2019 at 12:42 pm

        The hourglass is an amazing work of old tech.❤

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          September 30, 2019 at 1:05 pm

          Yes the old tech is very amazing. In the sands of time the technology gets drowned so deep sometimes even the new tech will not be able to bring it to work.
          Just Imagine the Pyramids of Egypt how they have taken up those huge granite stones to that level and kept them in order meticulously.


    dilkiaawazsunoblog said:
    November 3, 2019 at 2:11 am

    वक्त रेत की तरहा हतों से फिसल्ता है। हम बेठे सोचते है ये वक्त कहाँ चला है

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      November 9, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      Soch the soch the dum nikle
      Beh the beh the waqt sahil se na mile
      Thanks and sorry for the delayed response Shilpa
      My visit to your Blog is overdue

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        dilkiaawazsunoblog said:
        November 9, 2019 at 7:59 pm

        So good to see your message.. well I have not written anything for long so I don’t think there is anything over due…

        How have you been.. Hz your health and life otherwise..hope all well. I spoke to Kamal Roohani yesterday and she also enquired about you. She has her book published.


    MOMENTS said:
    November 5, 2019 at 9:22 am

    A beautiful reflective poem about the passing of time and our limited existence. I like that you have chosen the image of the hourglass because it is a very visual and clear way to express your thoughts.

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    Mother Wintermoon said:
    July 26, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Hi Shiva! I love hourglasses! After reading your beautiful post I feel inclined to purchase one. It has been many years since I’ve seen one in person or owned one. I hope you and your loved ones are faring well during these challenging times. Blessings upon you, MW 🦋


    swamiyesudas said:
    January 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Hello, Shiva! Had been away from Wp for some time. …Happy to see this Your post. …Always love things antique, and Your thoughts add spice! 🙂

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You have come all the way , May be crossing Seven Oceans , Mountains and Forests, would you not want to say something instead of going Bare Handed.........

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