one inch tall

by Marjorie Mcdonald June. 29, 2013 4327 views

“If you were only one inch tall, you'd ride a worm to school.
The teardrop of a crying ant would be your swimming pool.
A crumb of cake would be a feast
And last you seven days at least,
A flea would be a frightening beast
If you were one inch tall.

If you were only one inch tall, you'd walk beneath the door,
And it would take about a month to get down to the store.
A bit of fluff would be your bed,
You'd swing upon a spider's thread,
And wear a thimble on your head
If you were one inch tall.

You'd surf across the kitchen sink upon a stick of gum.
You couldn't hug your mama, you'd just have to hug her thumb.
You'd run from people's feet in fright,
To move a pen would take all night,
(This poem took fourteen years to write–
'Cause I'm just one inch tall). ”

~ Shel Silverstein

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Mimmo Mallamo 7 years ago

Very nice and delicate. (...and soft, I voted it)

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Jennifer Venter 7 years ago

Such a delicate restful beautiful shot ! Love it !

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Phyllis 7 years ago

picture postcard photo!!

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Marsha 7 years ago

What a beautiful mood....the shot is excellent and the poetry wonderful!

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Gillian Parsons 7 years ago

Lovely poem and capture.

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Judith Stopforth 7 years ago


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