Sunday, December 2, 2007

How large unto the tiny fly (Walter de la Mare)

How large unto the tiny fly
Must little things appear! –
A rosebud like a feather bed,
Its prickle like a spear;

A dewdrop like a looking glass,
A hair like golden wire;
The smallest grain of mustard-seed
As fierce as coals of fire;

A loaf of bread, a lofty hill;
A wasp, a cruel leopard;
And specks of salt as bright to see
As lambkins to a shepherd.

1 comment:

Alia said...

This is a poem i learnt in fifth grade and i still remember every single verse of it.this is one of those very few delightful poems that stuck with me .
I ♥ this poem!!!