Thursday, August 8, 2013

Were I so tall?

Were I so tall to reach the pole,

or grasp the ocean with my span; 

I must be measured by my soul:

The mind’s the standard of the man.

Were I so tall to reach the sky

I would have no need for wings to fly

beyond what my eyes can see

or my mind can ever begin to grasp.

Were I so tall to reach so high 

it would be to the highest limb

to cradle the tiny red robin perched there

within the palms of my hands.

Were I so tall, if only I were so tall!!!!  

But since I’m not 

I will continue to strive and reach up and out

for the unattainable that is far beyond 

and the attainable that is just within my grasp.


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