Learning Little Things

by Peter Notehelfer
Deborah Butler  deborahbutler.co.uk

Deborah Butler  deborahbutler.co.uk

      Look at the world
     What do you see?
The rock
The maple leaf
The buzzing bee
Look at one of these
Tell me what you see
The rock is worn smooth
by abrasions of the times
The leaf has found its color
only in the failure of summer
And the bee where does he fly
when blossoms are off the tree?  

To see the mountain in the rock
is to see as well a grain of sand
To see the fire in the single leaf
is to see autumn’s forest ablaze
To see a bee stagger on nectar
is to see honeycomb overflow
Now take a grain of sand
Tell me what you sense
Take the autumn forest
Tell me what you know
Dip a finger in a comb
Tell me all that’s sweet
     Look at the world
     What do you see?

“To be able to be caught up into the world of thought —
that is to be educated.”

~ Edith Hamilton

2 Comments to “Learning Little Things”

  1. That is powerful. It deserves to go on a poster or print somewhere

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