I came across this poem by Fannie Stearns Davis today. Nature, freedom, simplicity – Isn’t this what we all need? It’s not just for children.
For A Child
Your friends shall be the Tall Wind,
The River and the Tree;
The Sun that laughs and marches,
The Swallows and the Sea.
Your prayers shall be the murmur
Of grasses in the rain;
The song of wildwood thrushes
That makes God glad again.
And you shall run and wander,
And you shall dream and sing
Of brave things and bright things
Beyond the swallow’s wings.
And you shall envy no man,
Nor hurt your heart with sighs,
For I will keep you simple
That God may make you wise.
~ Fannie Stearns Davis
What a Sweet picture!
I have to agree, though I am a little biased. 🙂
Thank you Laura!
Very cute !
Between the snowman and the kids bundled up, there was a lot of snowy cuteness happening that day. 🙂
I love the sweetness of this age.
I loved this poem! I had not heard it before. That is my hope for my children.
It was a new one for me this season too. I loved it so much I had to share. 🙂
How beautiful, and a blessing with which to bless ourselves and our own children. Thanks for sharing!
Glad to share the beauty!