Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"A fresh poem every Tuesday"

Another excellent poem on the Tuesday Poem Blog today, this time by (in the Tabby's opinion) New Zealand's greatest living poet, Bill Manhire.

And look at the links on the blog to find your way to more thought provoking and/or beautiful original verse and some old favourites.

Today's poetic flash of the gold-scaled fins of a disappearing carp as the Tabby swipes at it, overbalances and nearly falls in the pond, comes from the ever-relevant William Blake:

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infnity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

~ from 'Auguries of Innocence'

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