Monday, August 29, 2016

The Calm of Infinity

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.
William Blake, English poet and artist (1757-1827)

Standing in an over-crowded commuter train that was running late, I closed my eyes and brought to mind this vacation snapshot. The infinity markings on the water, inscribed by a quiet canoe paddle, had intrigued me at the time. Remembering their peaceful calm soothed my agitated spirit, loosened the jawline and hushed the mind.


John said...

"I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade. "

Shari said...

How lovely! Who is the inspired poet?

John said...'s W.B.Yeates - here's a link to the full piece:

The whole website looks very interesting - perhaps a useful source for future posts ?

Anonymous said...

Inspired paddling - I remember the moment well!