~ “A Little Ball of Rock and Sea and Sand” ~ WPC: Elements ~

In 1962, Malvina Reynolds wrote this poem which Pete Seeger put to song. I listened to it often when I was in high school on his LP album God Bless The Grass.  Seems apropos to offer her thoughts today — as an affirmation — we’ve been here before.

“From way up here the earth looks very small,
It’s just a little ball of rock and sea and sand,
No bigger than my hand.

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“From way up here the earth looks very small,
They shouldn’t fight at all
Down there, upon that little sphere.

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“Their time is short, a life is just a day,
You’d think they’d find a way.

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“You’d think they’d get along
And fill their sunlit days with song.

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“From way up here the earth looks very small,
It’s just a little ball,
So small, so beautiful and clear.

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“Their time is short, a life is just a day,
Must be a better way,
To use the time that runs
Among the distant suns.

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“From way up here the earth is very small,
It’s just a little ball,
So small, so beautiful and dear.”

Written by Malvina Reynolds, set to music by Pete Seeger ©1962, renewed 1990.

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10 Responses to ~ “A Little Ball of Rock and Sea and Sand” ~ WPC: Elements ~

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    Loved this one Lindy. Photography as always is awesome but it’s especially wonderful set to the lyrics.

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