Monday, December 05, 2005

The Example

This is one of my favourite short poems written by William Davies. It is about seeing the world a bit differently in a life that is not all that easy. Should be in a self-help motivational book. See my forthcoming very short essay on happiness.

The Example

Here's an example from
A Butterfly;
That on a rough, hard rock
Happy can lie;
Friendless and all alone
On this unsweetened stone.

Now let my bed be hard
No care take I;
I'll make my joy like this
Small Butterfly;
Whose happy heart has power
To make a stone a flower.

- William H. Davies

New York sculptor Tom Otterness' ( untitled sculpture on the beachfront of Scheveningen, Netherlands. It is part of the outdoor exhibition of the Sculptures of the Sea museum ( Picture taken in October, 2005.


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