Monday, May 26, 2008

Every Child

by: Edna Casler Joll

Every child should know a hill
And the clean joy of running down its long slope
With the wind in his hair
He should know a tree--
The comfort of its cool lap of shade
And the supple strength of its arms
Balancing him between earth and sky
So he is the creature of both.

He should know bits of singing water--
The strange mysteries of its depths
And the long grasses that border it.

Every child should know some scrap
Of uninterrupted sky to shout against,
And have one star dependable and bright
For wishing on.


Alex said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. I enjoyed reading it.

silent storm said...

My pleasure. Thank you also for dropping by :)