Sand’s Song

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~A Grain Of Sand

A single grain of sand matters in this grand scheme of our universe.
Let A Grain of Sand find its way into your lines today.


Rajasthan desert~ Wikimedia Commons

“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” — Robert W. Service

A speck of sand
upon a beach–
the way you are viewed
by Mother Nature.

As sand sifts
through fingers,
sweeps across
deserts, and forms
dunes, it is in tune
with nature’s song.
The jarring note
is the human race.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Sand’s Song

  1. Susan Chast says:

    “jarring note”
    You’ve got it!


  2. sanaarizvi says:

    I love the comparison between “nature’s song” and “jarring note is the human race” .. profound!


  3. 1sojournal says:

    Yes, I think we are often the grain of sand in someone else’s shoe.


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  4. annell4 says:

    Interesting ideas! I enjoyed your write!


  5. Myrna Rosa says:

    Yes, humanity does not sing a harmonious song. This is sad for us.

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  6. Sherry Marr says:

    For sure, we are the discordant note. Sigh. Beautifully written, Sara.


  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    I do wish I didn’t agree with you so emphatically!


  8. Gillena Cox says:

    On point!!!

    much love…


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