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.

A part of a poem Auguries of Innocence from Blake.

Would anyone like to help us understand that part of the poem?

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Life With Dogs said...

I'm not so good with poetry - limericks are more my speed. ;)

Anny said...

I am not too good with poetry too :) but i love this one.

Limericks are my cup of tea.. esp from a someone called Nigel :p

Mr. Pip said...

Not sure what it means, but I sure like "to see the world in a grain of salt". That's a great line!

Your pal, Pip

Nessa said...

Hola Anny! Phew.. baru la I can breathe .. I hate paperwork :(

I've no clue... I love poems but most of the time I am clueless of the meaning. I enjoy reading them eventho I don't understand.. haha!

Limericks?? Apa tu?? Type of drink issit...

Spiffy said...

LOL @ Nessa. Limericks is a type of drink ... hahaha ... but she has a point la, it does sound like lime and horlicks ... limericks la tu ... LOL!

Spiffy said...

Aiyaaaa, that one only an innocent person can answer. If you ask a crooked spaceman like me, he sure give you a klentong story one ... LOL!

Anny said...

To see the world in a grain of sand.. only the innocent and children + furfriends like you are able to do that :)

Happy Wednesday Pip!

Anny said...

Hora Ness :) suda abis the paperwork? i hate paperwork too!

the old old old poems.. i tak faham sangat too.. hehhehehe... but i like the simple ones :)

Limericks = limau batu campur horlicks :p


Anny said...

Tat is pretty true.. a spaceman is never innocent.. hehehhehehee

oh.. i wonder what happen to Professor Kelentong.. haven't seen him in a loooooooooooooong time

Anny said...

LOL @ Nessa? mampui la engkao nanti... i can see Nessa is sharpening her nails... you better scoooooot!

Anonymous said...

"To see the world in a grain of sand"
A grain of sand tells many things. We are all of sand and dust and will return as such.

"Heaven in a wild flower"
Freedom to do and freedom to not do anything, its like heaven and a wild flower freely sways in the wind

"Hold infinity in the palms of your hand"
We are of mortal existence, we will live through our children and their children's children. Each of us leaves some imprint in the proceeding generation. Infinity is the goal, a child's hand is the vehicle.

"And Eternity in an hour"
All you ever need is an hour, moments of grief and joy subsides or rises within an hour.

Thats' me two cents worth