grousing in the grayness of the day.
Oblivious and self-absorbed,
I missed seeing what was all around me.
and lovely is there,
not far, never far–
even right in our own back yard.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand,
and Eternity in an Hour.
~William Blake from “Auguries of Innocence”
To fall head long into the depths
of a dandelion puff ball,
captured in its intricacy,
a seeded symmetry
lined with delicate dewdrop drizzle.
To know the cosmos is contained
within the commonplace,
the God of Light and Living Water
no further away
than my back yard
and the palm of my hand.