10 May 2020

Creation

 
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How beautiful to resemble
what comes through us to be 
marvelous how it carries us.

Beautiful how we grow toward
their freedom, their air, their own legs 
watch them feed, play, wash and move on.

Watch me wash and feed and join them
in play that shapes and tempers them
before setting them loose to thrive.

Loosen the frame so we can play,
make mistakes, get dirty, and grow 
so we can romp toward the source.

Watch me wash and feed and join in
with fearless play, pad and pen, and
butterflies and dandelions.

Beautiful how it carries us
what we build from inside of us 
what comes through us to be.




 for Sunday Muse # 107, an ekphrastic prompt 
(For those of us without children, think of what we create . . . .)

 
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6 comments:

Carrie Van Horn said...

It is a marvelous journey to carry our young and partake in the daily life that leads them on their own. This is absolutely lovely Susan! Those last two lines are glorious!

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful uplifting words.

qbit said...

Beautiful!

Helen said...

Penned perfectly for Mother's Day .....

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the play that tempers them, then sets them free to thrive.

purplepeninportland.com said...


Loosen the frame so we can play,
make mistakes, get dirty, and grow—
so we can romp toward the source.”

A childhood for all. Beautiful, Susan.