A Blessing for a Child Transitioning into the World
Bits of stardust. Being of light
solidified into a body known as you.
You have been sent from beyond
as a messenger of love. Held in
the waters of a holy womb, you
carry a vision only your heart truly knows.
Come to us now and spread your light
as wings of a butterfly, as the vibrant
washing of a rainbow through sky,
as purity of freshly fallen snow.
May each of us reflect in awe of
your perfect nature now and always.
A Poem on Friendship
Friendship comes in trembling swallowtails
And budding tulips— vulnerable and slow.
For many years, I had been afraid
to reveal my whole heart for the fear
of rejection and abandonment.
Because of you, I have gained the courage
to open into sky. With you, my wings
burst with flight, my petals eagerly
hold sunlit rain. Time and time again,
you have shown me the nature
Your finger—the outstretched branch
for resting wings. The soil of your
constancy—begging for me to root deeper.
And because I am given the gift to voice
my love, listen for me in songbirds
and know it is they who sing hymns
of gratitude to you.