Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence

Friday, November 9, 2012

questions found under running water


The young child, Christ, is straight and wise
And asks questions of the old men, questions
Found under running water for all children

And found under shadows thrown on still waters
By tall trees looking downward, old and gnarled.

Found to the eyes of children alone, untold,
Singing a low song in the loneliness.

And the young child, Christ, goes on asking
And the old men answer nothing and only know love

For the young child. Christ, straight and wise. 

–Carl Sandburg


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