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