Monday, August 18, 2008


All the purposes attended by a well
Are much better fulfilled by a vast lake;
While the former's restrictions we can tell,
The latter is for everybody’s sake.
Whatever light emitted by a spark
Can't compare the radiation of the sun;
The former is a glimpse in the dark,
The latter makes the whole universe run.
In the desert a drop may look so fair;
For one living in darkness, seems a flame;
The whole's nature in quality they share,
But never is their quantity the same.
If we are so enchanted by the parts,
How charming must be He from Whom all starts!

Metre: Italian hendecasyllable

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