Friday, 4 February 2011



Behold the fleck of ant
bearing with diligence his large
load of crumb down the long
mile of floorboard.

By observation we become
part of an insect's life. Is he
aware of us? What thread of vision
links antic and observant?
What false criterion of size?
And who is it who, watching us,
whispers Watch for Who it is
Who watches you?

Luci Shaw

Luci Shaw is a contmporary Americn writer whose work often reflects spiritual themes and keen observations of nature. I first came across her poetry in Selwyn Hughes' daily devotional 'Every Day With Jesus'. Her website is well worth a visit.

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