The best day came unexpectedly
I would have thought it more
Than simply walking by the road
Holding your tiny body in my arms

Feet dangling, head rested
My chest the happy pillow
Arms wrapped round my arms
Delighted just to be together

We walk. My feet work for us both
I describe everything I see to you
You see things for the first time
Eyes as wide as the sky as you look

You’re captivated by things that
me and my grownups have forgotten
are even there. And we walk.
We talk about everything we see

Cows are fascinated by you as you
are of them. The oranges blow in
the breeze and your eyes dance as
you watch their movement there

You watch the trees sway back
and forth. Your mouth drops in awe
at the simplest of creation. Heaven
must be like this. In awe at the basic

things most have forgotten to look at
Things we take for granted. Things
we don’t have eyes to appreciate now,
but we did before our eyes were polluted

Teach me to have eyes like you, little friend
Close my eyes enough to see what you see
Let my jaw drop by the simple words of
my Father, explaining the basic creations

Listen ears. Hear your Father. He speaks
to you. Wrap your arms around him
like your daughter does to you. Listen
as He explains how the cow moo’s

We walk together. You teach me how to
wonder again. Eyes wide as the sky.
Mouth dropped like a cave. Wonder.
Teach me to wonder like you, little girl.

The best day came unexpected. And we,
we walk. The sky looks on us. Grace.
The best day caught me by surprise.
We walk. Teach me to wonder again.


I’m learning to love poetry, though I do not know what I am doing. This is one of my first attempts in many years.