Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The 3 Day Challenge- Day #2- William Blake

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

-- William Blake --

Considering the wideness and duality of this quote, it is quite open for a variety of personal interpretations.

I would like to go by 2 verses at a time.

To see a world in a grain of sand
And heaven in a wild flower

The concept of microcosm can be explained best through these verses. Tiniest of the truths can make vast differences and infinite truths can be understood through most trivial things in life.

In other words, the beauty of life, nature and universe can be experienced in smaller details and we need not always run for materialistic things to search for happiness. Sometimes, we get to enjoy the beauty in most insignificant things and encounter happiness at most unexpected places and situations.

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour

Let us enjoy the splendour and virtue of today, without worrying about what’s in store for tomorrow. This day, this hour, this minute is paramount and let’s treat ourselves and the beloved ones rightly.

Live today, Laugh today, Love today, because tomorrow has not made any promises yet.

The above quote is from William Blake’s poem, “Auguries of Innocence”. William Blake, never the easiest poet to understand. He had a mystic approach towards life, which very much resonates in all his poems. In his above poem, Blake tries to throw light upon the rudeness of the society towards the vulnerable.

The flower in the above picture is a Bluebonnet, a wild creeper that grows in the ponds spreading throughout the width of the ponds and are considered nuisance. But the flower itself is very beautiful. It is in the eyes of the beholder to see the beauty within. Beauty with Strangeness.

Today is Day 2 of the challenge. I have been nominated for the 3 days quote challenge by my dear friend Somali who blogs on Scribble and Scrawl.

I thank Somali once again and restate the rules.

The rules of the challenge follow
  1. Post a favorite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days, obviously a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.

My nominees are:

The Dimensions Of The Being by Datta Ghosh 

Rythmica by Sahithya Sridhar 

A Rat’s Nibble by Meera Rath 

Share your thoughts with me at


  1. Beautifully written lines :)

  2. Sure quote yet again :)

    @Datta - please take up the challenge, I would love to read either yours or Kafka's quotes :)

  3. That was some beautiful quotation and wonderful explanation. I am flattered that you chose me, will come up with the quotes. Blake is one of my favorites and has always ignited something in me.

    1. Thank you Datta. M waiting for your quotes. May be we get to read some of your personal quotes here. :)

  4. very beautifully put Dipanwita... loved it :)

  5. Beautiful mystical quote by Blake. Loved reading your explanation - Wonderfully emphasizing on contentment through the ability to see the world in a granule.

  6. Thank you Somali. Blake's writings are something you really need to contemplate upon. I love to read his poems and the way he expresses thoughts symbolically. One of a kind.