RIC S. BASTASA


THAT PART OF A WHOLE


it is a tiny part
as tiny as a grain of sand
you hardly give it
attention
you keep on saying
what is in this grain of sand
that philosophers
say contain this universe
something so tiny
yet to contain everything
and so you hold the grain of sand
against the light
and revolve it around your fingers
little finger planets
to the sun grain of sand
you cannot believe what you
felt and saw
and so you throw away that grain
of sand to the air
eating it like a big mouthed monsters

you are lost
your world dissolves
like ice
you turn to air
and there you are
gone.

Submitted: Friday, May 21, 2010
Listen to this poem:

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (THAT PART OF A WHOLE by RIC S. BASTASA )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. My Only Angel 2, Michael P. McParland
  2. Modi Saheb, Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Inspiration Is Dead In Me, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Brothers, Raymond A. Foss
  5. Politician, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  6. My Brother, Raymond A. Foss
  7. If We Ever Meet Again....., Lichu Thomas
  8. Because I Care, Shahid Hussain Chouhdry
  9. o! she's gone away, Hrishikesh Bharadwaj
  10. Bombs, Stratis Havarti
[Hata Bildir]