Monday, May 18, 2009

When the Child Calls

When the Child calls

let her pull you in

(this time, at least)

Observe as she reaches for This Moment,

pulling it toward her, too

The sand, so different

there's a crunch-smoosh, crunch-smoosh

Each wave with its Name

& Spirit

The Beach! ... it is

Full of screams!

Shape shifting waters,

running, crashing, pulling,
each wave, pulling for Home
where all waves become One
after their brief lives, alone

(but not alone, really, were they?
This, the child knows)

And hot sand cools to warm sand &
wet & sticky sand

Sand crabs, broken shell
Sea gull, fetid smell

All awash in the freshest of breezes

(the Sea's is)

Maybe, a moment,

You will Live again

Play is just presence

The Child Within!

Who was with you, was you, all this time

(as wave with ocean)

Welcome back, my Friend!

Let's expect

More to come.

(Remember: He said,
You must be, He said,
Like the little children.)


Jeff McMahon said...

I love this. I can say I've made a pretty good effort to be like the little children and been scolded pretty roundly for it by the big adults. Is it a radical gesture, to be like the little children?

Ami Chen Mills-Naim said...

Well, of course, there's also Wisdom. There is a difference between childlike and childish ... But you be the judge! Is anyone harmed by your being childlike? & Yes, I think it's quite radical to be childlike, but mostly radical, deeply radical for our Selves. Thanks, Jeff McMahon. (& please visit Jeff at True/Slant online.)