With A Child

everything begins with a child
everything whimsical, breezy or wild
secret imaginings, dreams reconciled

everything begins with a child
in a child’s wake, the world becomes strange
everything whimsical, breezy or wild

meanings ignite as words rearrange
secret imaginings, dreams reconciled
fringes and fingers and face interchange

what I outgrew, I strive to reclaim
everything whimsical, breezy or wild
the candle, the wick, the match and the flame

secret imaginings, dreams reconciled
this child and this moment, my spirit’s new name
everything begins with a child

***
taken from
Sacred Mandate, Human Response:
Delivering Meaningful Jewish Education to Blind Students

copyright 2009, Joan Myles

3 thoughts on “With A Child

  1. This is FANTASTIC — i LOVE these words, Joan – almost want to memorize them and keep repeating them like a prayer of delight. I love YOU, singing child. I can feel your sweetness – the whimsical breeze, playing fingers and sounds of love all twirling around you and as you too right here, right now. Feel blessed to read this – as we wait for the Divine Child of Pure love and compassion to come fill our hearts this Christmas Eve. Thank YOU. 🙂

    1. oh, I am humbled, thank you, my heart dances to know these little words found a place in your heart…love you, beloved Krishnapriya, and pray our words may intermingle into an offering of songand innocent delight for the One.

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