Alexander Averin

Friday, 18 July 2014


We are but ants

Lay out your false gods in  neat rows; start with
greed for  money, power and celebrity.
Shatter them to smithereens and then
instead revere the glory found  in love, the
nature of the Earth and the wide Universe.
True power lies in Nature and a beauty
of design which we can just aspire to,
try to re-create as art but not invent again.
We are but ants and tiny in the scheme
of things; just a part, a section of a whole
and very far apart from whence we came.
Small, solitary, humble, we gaze up
at skies in wonderment, dreaming of a
purpose to life that we can’t yet comprehend.

Cait O’Connor


Relyn Lawson said...

We are but ants and tiny in the scheme of things;

That's my favorite line. True. So true.

Rob-bear said...

We may be small, but we are part of the creation story, where all parts fit together. We all need each other.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Elizabeth said...

Ants truly.
But some ants suffering more than others - we must strive to be kind to one another.

A Cuban In London said...

We are but ants. How very true! :-)

Greetings from London.