William Blake

To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

'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, 1803)

Yesterday I heard this poem whispering to me and this morning I discovered these amazing photos of grains of sand magnified at 250 times their actual size.  Worlds within worlds like delicately blown glass. You can see crystallised creatures and organisms.

To me they are a beautiful example of spirit moving in everything - and a reminder to us all that just because we can't see something with the naked eye, does not mean it isn't there...