Saturday, July 08, 2006

Grass - Interlude

I am amazed that the humble grass that I sat on is capable of producing such a complicated looking flower. Thanks to the advancements in digital photography, I am able to admire it so closely, not a possibility when I was a kid unless I went around with a giant magnifying glass.


darkmatter said...

Hi Maple;

Nice one there!


budak said...

"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars..." wrote the American poet Walt Whitman, in his epic poem "Leaves of Grass". He continues:

"And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg
of the wren,
And the tree-toad is a chef-d'oeuvre for the highest,
And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven,
And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery,
And the cow crunching with depress'd head surpasses any statue,
And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels."

Mable said...

Thanks Darkmatter for the encouraging comment and Budak for that awesome poem. Took me a few readings to comprehend it. Brought back memories of those days when I had to do practical criticism for Literature. Never imagined that the training would come in useful in times like this.Feels good to get responses like that:-)