I hope you never lose the child within
When you walk out in the restless world
I hope you never stop asking
Even if your questions seem unheard
May you ever have that spring in your stride
And that wild glint in your eyes
May you keep running
Like a gazelle on the open plain
And live joyously
Like the child dancing in the rain
May you stay wild in your bliss
Nay your sight be blinded by the mist
May you race ahead of the stars
And rest on lofty mountain tops
May the sun never dim your glow
Or the wind break your march
May your colour never fade
Or your knees sink to the ground
I hope you are just the same
When we meet next time around.



Rays dressed in copper
Come dancing down
To caress the earth
Dodging a patch of white
And another of grey
In a sky unusually clear
In the heat-soaked June.
The earth, parched like her people
Yearns for that cool touch
To calm her withered face
And replenish her womb
That waits pregnant with shades of green
Eager to breathe in
The earthy fragrance dipped in the restless air.