“The Beauty of it All”  by Celia Berrell

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The Beauty of it All

All we can touch, and all we see

began in cosmic history.

How long ago came things to be?

Perhaps it was infinity.


All our surroundings hold in store

the clues to what has gone before.

A fascination long prevails

to understand time’s every tale.


Our tiny Earth holds precious gifts

as through the universe it drifts.

With organisms varied, rife,

are we alone in having life?


This special form of energy

enduring in its frailty,

bestows such beauty, all admired,

intelligence is awe-inspired.



This poems was inspired by the painting Called Away by Sharon Davson.

The image and poem were published in the Australian school textbook Macmillan English 7  in 2011

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