Monday, April 12, 2021

NPM 2021 - Found Poem 12

Today's poem comes from p. 8, 12, 14, 16, 30, 41, 50, 144, 161, 163, and 168 of The Slowest Book Ever, written by April Pullley Sayre and illustrated by Kelly Murphy.

Slow Thoughts

count to one thousand
 ponder a lifetime
  imagine transforming
   experience time in slow motion

the entire world can be amazing
 open fields
   the sky
    a handful of soil
     animals on Earth
      millions of people

the universe is a great mystery
 impossibly big
don't worry 
if you do not understand
that we are seeing the past
when we see the light of stars

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2021. All rights reserved.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what new poem I've found. Until then, you may want to read previous poems in this series. I'm also sharing these found poems as images on my Instagram in case you want to see them all in one place. 
April 1 - Flotsam
April 2 - A Warm Wind
April 3 - Zentangle Poem
April 4 - Soap Bubbles
April 6 - Mount St. Helens
April 8 - Muir in California
April 9 - Night on the Reef


  1. Ooh, that last stanza is beautiful. I wish this whole poem would have been in the observatory when I took astronomy!!! "Don't worry, it's bigger than you are. You'll get enough fragments of starlight to see you home."

    1. I sort of feel like that last stanza should be a poem in itself.

  2. I am swooning over the last stanza, too! Thank you for this lovely poem and introducing me to this intriguing book!