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TREES UP UP ...

WHEN I WAS YOUNG

 

When I was young   I felt so small
And frightened, for the “world” was tall –
As even the blades of grass seemed to me
A forest of immensity… …
Until I learned that I could grow
A glance would leave it far below –
Spanning a tree’s height with my eye
Gave suddenly a soaring sigh… …
And fixing on a star I knew
I could push my head against the blue!

Still, just like a singing Lark, I find
Rapture to leave the grass behind –
And sometimes  standing in a crowd
My lips feel cool against a cloud… …
I know now  how it can be
Growing in Love and humanity –
So that I can say, and hope for You
That all your Dreams may come true !

 

 

Karin Aleida Vorrink
©*  December 12,  197
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