Thank You for the Gift of Understanding

Music: The Marsh of Rhuddlan.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

Thank you for the gift of understanding
How deep within the heart one's love can go.
A mother is the organ tone of feeling,
Now grounding us in sorrow, now in healing,
Knowing all the passion one can know.

Years of independence notwithstanding,
On you all other loves depend, revealing
Underneath our waves, your undertow.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

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