Here Are All Your Children
in One Place
Here are all your children in one
Enshrined behind some glass within a frame.
A picture's like
a word, a sign, a name,
Symbolic of a much more complex grace.
of memories lie behind each face,
A wild sea no blessing can
Years and years of love, of joy, of pain,
Of mysteries no
heart can hope to trace.
Here are all the objects of your love,
frozen section cut away from Time,
A summit between dreams and
Which you need only look this way to climb;
An icon for
Through which a thousand answered prayers
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon