'An Ode' - Four Small Menby D.Musgrave and Robert Bratton Jan/2008
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The photo "Four Small Men" by Robert Bratton in the UKC photo gallery also shows our insignificance compared to the hills.
Here is the poem
Now downward as I bend my eye,
What is that atom that I espy,
That speck in Nature's plan?
Great Heaven ! is that a Man ?
And hath that little wretch its cares,
Its freaks, its follies and its airs;
And do I hear the insect say,
"My lakes, my mountains, my domain?"
O weak, contemptible and vain,
The tenant of a day.
Richard Cumberland (1732 - 1811)
Extract from 'An Ode'