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Strength in Small Things

Updated on April 12, 2014
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Jenny Downing, Wet Blade of Grass
Jenny Downing, Wet Blade of Grass | Source







grass, serrated edges

keen to do their labor,

cut skin.


each, a tiny reminder

of nature's strength

in small things.




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

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      Mary Craig 

      2 years ago from New York

      "Lovely" doesn't 'cut' it, but it is lovely and so well done in so few words!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, every little thing counts.

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      RTalloni 

      3 years ago from the short journey

      Lovely, lovely lines. You've reminded me of words from one of my favorite poets, "Behind every green leaf tip is the power of God."

      Spring is coming, bringing its green--thanks much for that encouraging thought on this late winter day when temps have plummeted with every intention of going lower.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Sannel! I so appreciate your visit!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Thank you Susan!!

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      Sannel 

      3 years ago

      Beautifully penned, Audrey. :)

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      Susan Zutautas 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I could sure go for seeing some grass today :)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Ken! Just getting things moving again it seems!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Genna!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you AliciaC!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you tirelesstraveler!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Blossom!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you tirelesstraveler!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Minnetonka!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell Rose!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much ocfireflies!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much sujaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Hi Audrey! Thank you! Finishing my 4th student recital tomorrow in a month--one more to go!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Hi annart! Thank you! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Hi Flourish! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Hi John--Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Hi Jamie! Hope all s well with you. Thank you!

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      Ken Snowdon 

      4 years ago

      One of your many expressive pieces Audrey, you never fail to deliver, bravo well done. Your garden is always in blossom with verse.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you whonu!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Crafty!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Hi Ruby! Yup--working in the garden, but not in this heat!

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      Genna East 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Beautiful, delicate and full of the life of nature’s world…and our own. I loved this, Audrey. Voted up ++

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      simply awesome

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Short, sweet and beautiful.

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      Linda Crampton 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is another gem, Audrey. I love your ability to pack such interesting ideas into such a few words.

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      Judy Specht 

      4 years ago from California

      Linking to my hub on stolen hubs and discouragement. Audry you really lifted my day with this hub.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely poem. It's the little things that go to make up the big picture.

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      Judy Specht 

      4 years ago from California

      Just what I needed. All the little things are more important than the big as a whole. Thank you for the encouragement.

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      Linda Rogers 

      4 years ago from Minnesota

      Lovely poem Audrey. I can't wait for spring so I can play in my gardens.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 years ago from England

      Beautiful Audrey! thats it exactly!

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      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      I am always amazed at how you take my breath away with the power of your words. V+ for sure!

      Kim

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      sujaya venkatesh 

      4 years ago

      good composition aud

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      Audrey Hunt 

      4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Another beautiful, amazing gift from my favorite person ~

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      Amazing what you can get into so few words! Amazing too, indeed, what such small things in nature can do. We don't have to be big and hefty to make waves! Well written. Ann

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      Great analogy for many things

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      To write a poem about a blade of grass and make it work is quite an achievement Audrey. You did it!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Concise and powerful. Good job Audrey

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      whonunuwho 

      4 years ago from United States

      Nice work Audrey. I enjoyed this very much. whonu

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      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      So beautiful and powerful!

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      Theresa Ast 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      A perfect tiny jewel of a poem....and just as I am heading out to do weeding. I will be more careful and I will have a smile on my face. :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Have you been working in your garden? Loved it!

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