Odes to the Diminutive (2022)
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A seed is diminutive - you spend day after day, waiting for it to blossom.
Self is diminutive - lost in the massive world, it can only receive information through dreams.
A needle is diminutive - tamed to swallow thousands, but we never question why.
Dust is diminutive - it spreads and contaminates wherever it lands.
The water bubbles are diminutive - they remind you of when to turn off the fire to the boiling water.
Insects are diminutive - their everyday life is just a repeated cycle of life and death.
The unanswered questions are diminutive - yet we still try to look for the answers.
The ants are diminutive - but they can crack a dam by uniting together.
A piece of sand is diminutive - its meaning for life is diminished in the wild desert.
A wish is diminutive - it's simple and ordinary, but no one knows when it will be realized.
A star in the sky is diminutive - but it carries so much hope from people on earth.
A flower is diminutive - it holds on to its life, looking forward to a brighter future.
12 songs, 12 diminutive things;
dedicated to the diminutive us living in this gigantic world.
The Massive Labyrinth In My Dream
Children Of Hatred
When You Look At The Stars
Flowers By The River
© Zicheng Li, 2022