Famous Poem

"Little Things" by Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney (1823-1908) highlights the significance of small actions and moments in shaping our lives and the world around us. The poem begins by emphasizing the cumulative power of little drops of water and grains of sand that ultimately form vast oceans and pleasant lands. Similarly, the little minutes, though seemingly insignificant, contribute to the creation of mighty ages and eternity. The poem then shifts its focus to the impact of little deeds of kindness and words of love, which have the ability to bring happiness to Earth and emulate the harmony of heaven. However, the poem also cautions that little errors can lead the soul astray from the path of virtue and into sin. Overall, the poem celebrates the transformative potential of seemingly small things, encouraging readers to recognize the importance of their actions and choices in shaping their lives and the world they inhabit.

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Little Things


Little drops of water,
    Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
    And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,
    Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
    Of eternity.

So our little errors
    Lead the soul away
From the path of virtue
    Far in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
    Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy
    Like the heaven above.


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