From a bothersome pebble
caught in your shoe,
from the soil to the boulders
and further away
to the mountains and sea,
see the planet, our home.

Then gaze skyward
to the infinite void,
where earth is a pebble.

Then imagine the shoe.

Today De hosts the Quadrille at dVerse, and the word to incorporate into a 44-word poem is zoom.

April 3, 2023

19 responses to “Pebbles

  1. Beautiful! Feels like I’m walking in those mountains and changing the way I look at life!

  2. Wow! What an incredible way of sizing earth.
    Happy you dropped by my blog.


  3. Oh, that last line is like a shoe hanging on in there, balanced on a languid toe … and then dropped.

    Dizzying dimentions of space – remembering Carl Sagan’s ‘powers-of-ten’ exercise in ‘Cosmos’….

  4. I love that you used “zoom” so creatively.

    The title initially made me think of The Flinstones, but this was not playful at all. Very philosophical and thought-provoking.

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