Looking For A Poem
(2/10/2013 3:29:00 PM)
It is a story found in " The Shepherd Boy" by the Brothers Grimm. James Joyce uses it in the sermon scene in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In his book The Story of Mankind, Hendrik Willem van Loon tells it this way:
High up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock.
It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand
years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak.
When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity
will have gone by.