Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There Is Beauty In Small Things

There is beauty in small things
if we would stop to see
Pause upon a snowflake
with its fragile symmetry

Cherishing the commonplace
bestows it with sublime
There is beauty in small things
if we would take the time.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Words Count with MZ


21 Wits said...

You are so right, there is a powerful beauty in small things!

Unknown said...

oh the small ones are definitely more beautiful than the huge ones... there delicate and soft... if only we'd give them time like you so righteously said!!

Helen said...

A reminder in rhyme, I enjoyed your poem.

Jim said...

Such a good reminder here, Lola. Yes, we must "take the time."

Anonymous said...

this has a pleasing ring to it, LM

Fireblossom said...

Oh darling, who has time anymore? I hire staff to take care of things like this. In fact, this isn't me writing this comment. It's one of the kitchen staff, on her break!

hedgewitch said...

So true, LM--and the rhyme here suits the chime of the message perfectly.

Vandana Sharma said...

:) These small - small things lay the foundation of bigger things.

avalon said...

Need my specs.
But not on 'no style' firefox view :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

This reads like the best of William Blake's poetry. He, too, saw the beauty in a grain of sand.

Maude Lynn said...

Flawless rhyme! I love the classic feel of this.

Margaret said...

Fragile and small - yet mesmerizing. Yes, there is JOY in such things. Nicely done.