11 Jun 2006

Everyday feelings

How extrordinary! How marvelous!
It is alive; it sees, it thinks
Ten million things. And here
In this little space, for a moment it thinks,
'How extrordinary! How marvelous!
It is alive...'

And as I think and write, from beneath my seat
a small grey lizard scuttles across the path.
I cannot catch it with my words;
It is immune to my wonder,
Safe, hiding in the bushes.

1 comment:

Dahlian said...

oh animals. If I was a less modest being I'd say they were put on earth to help make me humble and to make me smile. I suppose if they were, well they've got a meaning whereas these humans....
a lovely piece of writing.