Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Independent Thinking

1. Why do you think this poem compares time to ‘little drops of water, little grains of sand’? What does this say about the passing of time?

POEMS FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY EBENEZER COBHAM BREWER