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A Hill of Beans
by Carol J Grace

Monday, November 02, 2009
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A hill of beans, something

I have never seen, 

but nevertheless understand.

 

It is the proclivity to view 

out of proportion
those things inconsequential
while ignoring the essential.


Does a Mayfly focus on the fleeting events,
major on the minor, or does he make the most 

of his 24 hours, knowing the margin of error is so slight
there is no room for mistake?

 

Can we learn from the Mayfly,

or is our mindset so firmly fixed

we can no longer take on knowledge

but instead let any new thought

 

pour out of us like a sieve,

losing one grain at a time until

there is no new thinking, 

no new resolve?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by David Hightower 4/19/2010
Carol - Enjoyed your meditation on life and the analogy to the Mayfly. Though they live only for a day, still it is the length of a life.

we can no longer take on knowledge

but instead let any new thought



pour out of us like a sieve,

losing one grain at a time until

there is no new thinking,

no new resolve?

These words are especially apropriate to our lives today. - David
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 12/11/2009
Beautifully thought provoking work!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/6/2009
Can we learn from the Mayfly,
or is our mindset so firmly fixed
we can no longer take on knowledge
but instead let any new thought


pour out of us like a sieve,
losing one grain at a time until
there is no new thinking,
no new resolve?

Great question, Carol. I appreciate your philosophical perspective as shared here via your verses. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 11/3/2009
Excellent questions here Grace. I think too often that the answer is yes. Well said. J'nia



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