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'
Will Hunt writes about discovering new problems in Colsterdale, which he has documented on his website Unknown Stones - a free... Read more