Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Time is of the Essence"

Now is the time to get things done...
wade in the water,sit in the sun,
squish my toes in the mud by the door,
explore the world in a boy just four.
Now is the time to study books,
flowers, snails, how a cloud looks;
to ponder "up" where God sleeps nights,
why mosquitoes take such big bites.
Later they'll be time to sew and clean,
paint the hall that soft new green,
to make new drapes, refinish the floor-
Later on... when he's not just four.

-By Irene Foster

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