Howard Simon


~something Big - Poem by Howard Simon

An ocean swims in every tear drop
A river rejoices in every drop of rain
A thunder talks in every heart beat
The wind laughs in every breath
The sun speaks in every smile
Something big in every little thing!

A forest hides in every acorn
A mountain shelters in every pebble
An eagle glides in every butterfly
A millennium inhabits every moment
A library dances in every idea
Something big in every little thing!

A great nation hibernates in every child
A great journey lives in every foot step
A million dollars sleep in every dime
An orchestra flies in every singing bird
The heart of an elephant powers every ant
Something big in every little thing!

Oh God! Give me eyes that I might see
Something big in every little thing
And please help me to understand
How the gigantic God of the galaxies
Dwells in my diminutive, fragile heart
Something big in every little thing!

Topic(s) of this poem: alliteration, greatness, inspiration, inspire, inspired, lesson, lessons of life, life, metaphor, motivation

Form: Dramatic Monologue


Comments about ~something Big by Howard Simon

  • Louemile Rosch MangulabnanLouemile Rosch Mangulabnan (5/16/2019 2:16:00 AM)

    An ocean swims in every tear drop
    A river rejoices in every drop of rain
    A thunder talks in every heart beat
    The wind laughs in every breath
    The sun speaks in every smile
    Something big in every little thing!
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  • Christa D (2/8/2019 3:33:00 PM)

    True masterpiece! ! Your imagery is simply magnificent. Congrats! (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (1/28/2019 8:07:00 AM)

    I am always in awe and wonder at this masterpiece. (Report)Reply

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  • Sd TiwariSd Tiwari (1/15/2019 12:28:00 PM)

    Very fine. This poem expresses great courage, and love to the mountain. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/14/2018 11:45:00 PM)

    OOOOOOPS! ! ! ! ! I WAS CORRECT THE FIRST TIME. TOP 500 POEMS, NOT TOP 500 POETS. IT MUST BE GETTING LATE, AND/OR I AM GETTING TOO OLD.

    : (: (
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/14/2018 11:37:00 PM)

    OOPS! I SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN....PH has you at #27 on its list of Top 500 Poets, NOT 500 top poems! ! !

    than IS different. i wonder if bri edwards is on the list. hmmm? i think Valsa is, but i'm not certain she is.

    bri

    (:
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/14/2018 10:55:00 PM)

    (CONT.)


    I only see ONE punctuation mark, a comma, in the whole poem, but, in this poem, the scarcity of punctuation marks bothered me very little; in some poems it bothers me a lot, and slows me down and interferes with my understanding.

    (CONT.)
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/14/2018 10:54:00 PM)

    i will TRY TO SEND OTHERS ONE MORE TIME; LUCKILY I SAVED THEM IN MICROSOFT WORD'! ! !

    Ph 'says' there are 1430 comments on this poem, though many are from the author, ....not that it is his 'fault' PH counts his; I THINK PH does.
    this is #27 on PH's list of Top 500 Poems. i'll agree it is a likeable poem, AND i like it better than SOME others which i've read tonight from the list! !

    (CONT.)
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/14/2018 10:52:00 PM)

    PH DOES IT AGAIN! ! ! I'VE SENT MY COMMENTS IN THREE SECTIONS AND THEY DON'T ALL APPEAR AS being SUCCESSFULLY-SENT...YET. : ( : (

    bri
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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (11/14/2018 10:50:00 PM)

    (CONT.)

    To “Free” I Flee

    If a dwelling is free upon the plain,
    I choose “free”! Also, “climbing” is….
    a pain in my ……
    ……behind! !

    TO MyPoemList yours goes.

    You needn’t respond to my comment on the poem’s page, as I rarely return, & never to look for a response.

    :)

    bri
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  • Luke HobbsLuke Hobbs (9/1/2018 10:18:00 PM)

    Howard, what a bunch of wonderful imagery you have rattling about in that head of yours! I liked the alliteration and the way you coupled this nouns and verbs together in the various metaphors. Two lines stick out to me A library dances... and...God of the galaxies. Well done, sir. (Report)Reply

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  • Fred LafortuneFred Lafortune (8/29/2018 9:53:00 AM)

    This is very inspiring. Keep up the good work. (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (8/25/2018 8:39:00 PM)

    Revisiting this one of a kind write. A highly inspirational and motivational poem.
    Another brilliant write from a great poet.
    A great nation hibernates in every child.
    A wonderful line from an amazing poem.
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    Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon(8/25/2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Gratitude Rose for you kind and continued affirmation!

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  • Devanshu Patel (8/16/2018 9:54:00 AM)

    A highly inspirational write...making you ' the motivational poet' in real sense. Each line takes us close to 'the Supreme Soul'... . One thing I like most is... ' here begging does not diminish the dignity of the mendicant...on the contrary it glorifies the dignity of both...the alms giver and seeker....!
    And if it's me..I would like to ask for.... O God! give me such heart as can feel.....!
    because it is heart that makes the difference...not eyes or ears...
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  • Ojok IsaacOjok Isaac (8/9/2018 3:19:00 PM)

    Excellent...so inspiring....10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (7/24/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    To be able to see something big in every small thing can happen only with a person who has a generous and a compassionate heart. Howard, you are an exceptional poet who can see beyond the phenomenal world.
    Another wonderful poem with a great message.100+++
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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (7/5/2018 5:43:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem in which opposites attract not only each other but the hearts of the captivated readers. I want PH to make this beauty Poem of the Day for a whole year. Blessings shower down on you and your pen, Howard. This gets a million 10's from me as well as a place of honor on my fav list (Report)Reply

    Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon(8/25/2018 8:54:00 PM)

    For a whole year Susan. Wow! Wow! Wonderful! Thanks for you amazing affirmation!

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  • Chandan DeyChandan Dey (6/12/2018 2:07:00 PM)

    The only difference between big and small is their size and shape, not their quality and characteristics. Thank you very much for sharing this well conceived, well written poem which tells us the truth - viewing ocean through a point.
    Chandan
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (6/10/2018 12:16:00 AM)

    A brilliant write.
    Every stanza stands out in this highly inspiring poem.
    It is a timeless piece worth of being read again.10 and onto my Poem List.
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  • Riza BraholliRiza Braholli (6/6/2018 2:17:00 PM)

    Oh God! Give me eyes that I might see
    Something big in every little thing
    And please help me to understand
    How the gigantic God of the galaxies
    Dwells in my diminutive, fragile heart
    Something big in every little thing!
    great, Howard Simon. I'm happy to have you read the master.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 19, 2018


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