We want to be taken by the hand, Held securely as we might remember as a child. We want to be told it will be alright. That we are loved.
We want to come home, and be accepted. Feel an unconditional love hold us, That knows our failings but never mentions them. Make them of no account.
We want to surrender privately, To someone who knows our secrets. To someone to whom we belong.
The popular quote “The earth laughs in flowers” is, I believe, from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem Hamatreya. It’s a beautiful phrase and I took the liberty of using it in the poem below.
‘The earth laughs in flowers’
Green shoots of snowbells grin,
Trusting against the frost
With optimistic fragility.