The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it. It serves… to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection [and] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption….

— George Washington

By Very Small Means

A drip, a drop,
Percolate, plop,
Pooling, puddling,
Flowing, flooding,
Torrent tearing,
Eroding, wearing,
Gully grinding,
Chasm winding,
Until is seen from outer space
A Grand Canyon on the planet’s face.
And so this thought:
It happened drop by drop. ((As seen on The Curiously Poetic Altoids!))






3 responses to “By Very Small Means”

  1. britten sessions Avatar
    britten sessions

    I think Josh Hansen should be renamed Joshiah Hamingway. It sounds much more worthy of the poetic side that has sprung forth.

  2. Maria Avatar

    Hey! A birthday poem for me! Thanks, Josh!

  3. Merry Avatar

    Cool! I was just at the Grand Canyon yesterday, and it was fun to read your poem about it.

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