Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Love Comes In Cinnamon


Children come in all the colors of the earth.
For love comes in cinnamon, walnut, and wheat,
The roaring browns of bears and soaring eagles,
Love is amber and ivory and ginger and sweet,
The whispering goals of late summer grasses,
Like caramel, and chocolate, and the honey of bees.
And crackling russets of fallen leaves,
The tinkling pinks of tiny seashells by the rumbling sea.
Dark as leopard spots, light as sand,
Children buzz with laughter that kisses our land
Children come with hair like bouncy baby lambs,
With sunlight like butterflies happy and free,
Or hair that flows like water,
Or hair that curls like the sea.
Children come in all the colors of the earth.
They are sleeping cats in snoozy cat colors.
Children come in all the colors of love,
In endless shades of you and me.

5 Comments:

Blogger Salome's Mom said...

Lissa what a lovely poem!! Who wrote it?

Yoli

Friday, July 07, 2006 7:55:00 PM  
Blogger Lissa and Russell said...

No idea. I found it on the internet and loved it so I posted it.

Friday, July 07, 2006 9:46:00 PM  
Blogger MKBookWorks said...

Just beautiful! Thanks Lissa!

Lydia sure got bog and looks absolutely happy! isn't it amazing how a little tiny person can utterly transform you?

Missy
Chloe Rose's Mom (AKA EFP)
http://fussypants.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger MKBookWorks said...

big I meant Lydia got big!
I am such a lousy typist!

Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger MKBookWorks said...

by the way - the poem is from the book "All the COlors of the Earth" written and illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka - its a children's book.

Have fun!

Sunday, July 23, 2006 11:11:00 AM  

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