haiku 28

closeup of seashells

The shell I will find

Not to ignore ev’rything,

But see its beauty.

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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.” ….

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