Thursday, May 5, 2011

For My Daughter on Her Birthday

When You Came

When you came
the leaves and lilacs came too

while we were gone in that secret place
the world went on

when you came
we were apprentices together

you brought forgiveness
and redemption for idle days

you brought love where
it had not existed before

when you came
I saw the world

as God made it
in your eyes

and I will never forget
the day you came


Lena said...

Beautiful. What a wonderful gift to your daughter. Happy Birthday to her!

Jamie said...

I LOVE this. You have such a gift.

I'll bet your daughter loved it, too.

Thank you for sharing. :)