Sunday, 17 March 2013

THE SONG OF THE CRICKET

2013-07  Anonymous - The Song of the Cricket


[This small anonymous poem is a gem.  It teaches us a great lesson of life --"The world is so big that it needs us all, not only the highest and greatest. And the world wants melody even from the small.  We have nothing to do but to begin it!"]

Yes, the world is big; but I’ll do my best,
Since I happen to find myself in it, --
And I’ll sing my loudest along with the rest,
Though I‘m neither a lark nor a linnet,
And strive for the goal with as tireless zest,
Though I know that I never may win it.

For shall no bird sing but the nightingale?
No flower bloom but the rose?
Shall little stars quench their torches pale,
When Mars through the mignight glows?
Shall only the highest and greatest prevail?
May nothing seem white but the snows?

Nay, the world is so big that it needs us all
To make enough music in it;
And the world wants melody even from the small
We have nothing to do but to begin it.
So I’ll chirp my merriest out with them all,
Though I’m neither a lark nor a linnet.    [Author unknown]

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