Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, et al
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.
From William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence."
Blake, William, and Leonard Baskin. 1968. Auguries of innocence. New York: Printed anew for Grossman Publishers.
Flowers and seeds
“Tennyson said that if we could understand a single flower we would know who we are and what the world is. Perhaps he meant that there is no deed, however so humble, which does not implicate universal history and the infinite concatenation of causes and effects. Perhaps he meant that the visible world is implicit, in its entirety, in each manifestation, just as, in the same way, will, according to Schopenhauer, is implicit, in its entirety, in each individual.” Jorgé Luis Borges, A Personal Anthology, ed. Anthony Kerrigan (New York: Grove Press, 1967), 136.