Recently You Were Just Two Feet High
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced by Barry Taylor.
Recently you were just two feet high,
Reaching out with pudgy little arms,
Going for the bright blue, brand new sky,
Intoxicated with life's purest charms.
Once again you enter a world new,
Tingling with the innocence of joy;
Once again the sky's a brilliant blue,
Not far beyond the reach of girl or boy.
Do not forget that burning, helpless passion.
Child or adult, it lies within.
Although you may get lost in work and fashion,
Returning home lets you begin again.
In you today there is the purest love.
Swift though the years, that time shall not remove.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon