The Children Call

Where will the children take us?

Today, I planned to look past
the hollow tree
did not consider the night animals
and how they take slumber
beyond perfection
the spider and his handiwork
I failed to recognize the smell of pine
the surpassing aroma of rotting leaves
and the caution of ducks
their need to frolic in peace
and their territory beyond our reach
in our view, our eyes ahead
far beyond this touch, this landscape
the far reaches of beauty
of this there is no doubt
but the passing of a peak
a Fall that walks in another direction
where mysteries still beckon from
the ground
and the children continue to call—
look over here
yes, in the front of you
here is the answer. you just
need to ask the question.

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About Kate Houck

Educator. Human. Poet. Seeking truth through experience.
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3 Responses to The Children Call

  1. mihrank says:

    wow – such beautiful page!

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