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Poem of the Day > 258. All Our Joy Is Enough - Geoffrey Scott

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message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee All Our Joy Is Enough

All we make is enough
Barely to seem
A bee's din,
A beetle-scheme --
Sleepy stuff
For God to dream:

All our joy is enough
At most to fill
A thimble cup
A little wind puff
Can shake, can spill:
Fill it up;
Be still.

All we know is enough;
Though written wide,
Small spider yet
With tangled stride
Will soon be off
The page's side:

Geoffrey Scott

message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee I rather like this .

message 3: by Joy (new)

Joy Stephenson (joyfrankie) | 175 comments So do I. Do you know anything about Geoffrey Scott? I've never met him before and a google search hasn't turned up much - is he the 'Architecture of Humanism' one?

message 4: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments I like this without really understanding what he's getting at. Perhaps I need to read it a few times.

message 5: by Lee (new)

Lee @ Joy yes that's the one -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey...

@ Hilary - me too.

message 6: by Joy (new)

Joy Stephenson (joyfrankie) | 175 comments It seems to be about the insignificance of humanity, yet at the same time the tone of the piece is optimistic. Hmm...

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