Day nine: Big and small

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.
—Kurt Vonnegut

Challenge 9: “We challenge you today to write a poem in which something big and something small come together.”

Little big things

You little white pebble, you small brook
you crooked tree branch, a good book.

A shell in your pocket, a rosemary twig
a favourite sentence, nothing that big.

Who only thinks big and dreams even bigger,
must not be too bummed when little things wiggle

away from his life, so he’s alone when he dies
since nothing worth keeping was found the right size.


The car is a big thing but no, the badge is not a little thing.

16 thoughts on “Day nine: Big and small

    1. Ahh, thank you, Jan! ❤ I feel they are all forced. It's exactly like when I make a meal and find it tasteless even though others say it's fine. I wonder who installed this into me and when.


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