A world in a flower

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

~William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

A tiny mantis larva in an American poppy flower

This photo was taken by Fabien Bravin. It is one of the entries in the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest that ends today (Nov. 30).

H/t FOTM’s igor



3 responses to “A world in a flower

  1. William Blake is one of my favourite poets. His religious content makes his work transcendent and applicable to all humankind.


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