All Things Girl

A Little Girl’s Prayer
by Katherine Mansfield


Grant me the moment, the lovely moment
That I may lean forth to see

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The other buds, the other blooms,
The other leaves on the tree:

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That I may take into my bosom
The breeze that is like his brother,

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But stiller, lighter, whose faint laughter
Exhoes the joy of the other.

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Above on the blue and white cloud-spaces
There are small clouds at play.

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I watch their remote, mysterious play-time
In the other far-away.

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Grant I may hear the small birds singing
the song that the silence knows…

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(The Light and the Shadow whisper together,
The lovely moment grows,

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Ripples into the air like water
Away and away without sound,
And the little girl gets up from her praying
On the cold ground)

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My dear ladies, it was such a pleasure capturing your sweet smiles this past weekend. May you always be your momma’s little girls forever.

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina Children's Photographer
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