God in a Spray of Wildflowers
by Ryan Nardi
I can't hear them laughing
but I see their feet are jumping,
arms are raised,
and smiles are consuming
what were thought down faces.
I see happy children--
I see sunlight ripening life.
I see them sliding
on a makeshift sled
on the grass side of a hill,
and I envy them in rapture.
I am misty eyed and changed
because of watching children play--
not exceptions, nothing separate from me,
not even separate from the tree
that separates us in the space we call "between".
They are whole humans,
more than I could hope to be,
and in that moment,
on the green slide in the breeze,
they have captured and embraced
every answer that confounds philosophy.
Posted on 10/03/2008
Copyright © 2023 Ryan Nardi
|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/03/08 at 10:35 PM|
This is filled with very meaningful images and the emotion this provokes in you is effectively passed on to me. Such a nice touch to this - I don't know how to explain it.