Wishes, for Alix by James A. Emanuel

December 4, 2009 at 2:51 am Leave a comment

Always searching,

may you find;

if you run-down

may you wind;

every year

may you grow

reaping only

what you sow

sowing only in the seed

what will ripen into need

what will sweeten to the touch

seeming little, being much.


May your playmates be a song,

may your friends just skip along

laughing you into their game

letting you remain the same

in their hearts and on their lips

even when their fingertips

have to let you go your way–

glad they saw Alix today.


1974                               1978

Posted with permission of the poet.  From The Force and the Reckoning (Detroit: Lotus Press, 2001) Copyright 2001 by James A. Emanuel. All rights reserved.

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