The Clothes Pin.
How much better it is
to carry wood to the fire
than to moan about your life.
How much better
to throw garbage
on the compost, or to pin the clean
sheets on the line
with a gray-brown wooden clothes pin!
~By Jane Kenyon.
A 4th grade presentation.
A poetry reading
and this perfect piece
is what she chose.
How beautiful I thought.
How perfectly simple and profound.
How in touch she is with the world,
and all of life’s connections.
Yes, my daughter gets it.
She is mature beyond her years,
understands life’s lessons
and is thankful for the small things.
This 9yr old believes in herself
and has deep respect for the earth.
She knows her place here,
and the importance of her path.
How wonderful that she see’s beauty
and knows the truth in her little soul.
Yes, she listens to the meaning
each moment has to teach.
Until that is
when she said,
I don’t get it –
I just picked it
‘cause it’s short.