The shell I will find
Not to ignore ev’rything,
But see its beauty.
My haiku was inspired by this quote from The Greater Sea, Kahlil Gibran:
…Suddenly we heard a voice crying, “This is the sea. This is the deep sea. This is the vast and mighty sea.” And when we reached the voice it was a man whose back was turned to the sea, and at his ear he held a shell, listening to its murmur.
And my soul said, “Let us pass on. He is the realist, who turns his back on the whole he cannot grasp, and busies himself with a fragment.” ….