12.18.2013

Granddaughters





I want to walk with you
in fields of lavender
I want to polish stones smooth
and look for elephants in clouds

I want to read your favorite books
again and again, sounding out the words
in those funny voices
that you love

I want to help you wrap your baby dolls
with tender loving care
I want to show you that kindness
is beautiful and right

I want you to know that the
honeybee is important
As well as the crow
hawk and heron

I want you to find the artist
that lies within you
I want you to paint with
the colors that you choose