The Fly was written by the British poet, Walter de la Mare (1873 – 1956). It’s a poem about how the world looks different to a fly. Everything is in your point of view!
How large unto the tiny fly
Must little things appear!—
A rosebud like a feather bed,
Its prickle like a spear;
A dewdrop like a looking-glass,
A hair like golden wire;
The smallest grain of mustard-seed
As fierce as coals of fire;
A loaf of bread, a lofty hill;
A wasp, a cruel leopard;
And specks of salt as bright to see
As lambkins to a shepherd.
This poem can be found in Songs of Childhood, originally published in 1902.
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