Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Teach me to look with fresh wonder


Child, though I take your hand
and walk in the snow; 
though we follow the track of the mouse together, 
though we try to unlock together the mystery
of the printed word, and slowly discover 
why two and three make five 
always, in an uncertain world –

Child, though I am meant to teach you much,
what is it, in the end,
except that together we are
meant to be children
of the same Father
and I must unlearn
all the adult structure
and the cumbering years
and you must teach me
to look at the earth and the heaven
with your fresh wonder.

- Jane Tyson Clement

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