Tuesday, April 21, 2020

National Poetry Month: Poem #20

Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster. And it's in my front yard!

The Cosmos in a Cosmos 

William Blake


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.


Not to get all Carl Sagan or Neil deGrasse Tyson
on you, but with so many heated discussions pro and con 

about intelligent design, I'm taking a moment to think 
of Artistic Design. 


Here is the last verse of Blake's poem.


God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day. 


Here is the entirety of William Blake's poem, remember, 
he is considered a mystic.

I see him as a caring person with a heart for the poor.


William Blake - Auguries of Innocence


William Blake


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