Pause to Ponder

Ithings of the heart cropped never would have noticed

The first white snowdrop

Pushed through dirty snow

A clothespin nested in the grass…

An ant within a flower…

The pertness of a chickadee…

Dust mice hiding in my closet…

That penny lost a week ago…

A hairpin lodging in the floor

(How many years?)…

The soggy pine cones tight and narrow…

The dirty rocks gathered by winter’s plows…

They would have gone unseen

 

I would not have remembered

The coldness of fresh snow…

The delight of a sled ride…

The exuberance of spring’s first day…

The sadness of the day’s end…

The hugeness of a house…

The longing in a rainy day…

The friendliness of a stray…

The kindliness of humanity…

They would have been forgotten,

If it were not for my child.

 

-Margaret Steele

What did you see through your child’s eyes today?

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