POETRY: AN ANT CRAWLING ACROSS A BEAUTIFUL PERSIAN CARPET
Posted Sep 1, 2002

The ant looked up from the carpet to see the heavens.
It filled its gaze with clouds that seemed to shine.
It sensed the beauty of the pattern that lay beneath it,

but it did not know it was part of the Grand Design.

The carpet is rich with intricate flowers and scripture.
Its colors declare the glory of the Divine.
It symbols contain the wisdom of the ages
for those who read the secrets of the Grand Design.


How like the ant we are as we move unknowing
through a world of meaning that we cannot define.
Above us, we see the stars that are always glowing.
Beneath us, we sense the mystery of the Grand Design.


By Lewis K. Elbinger