photoart: sharon auberle
PRAYER FOR A CHILD
WHILE LISTENING TO RACHMANINOFF
by Sharon Auberle
Bless this child, whose blue eyes
widen as the notes swell and
bless the wonder of their new-soul depths.
Bless this sun-glazed evening and
the green chair where I rock her,
adrift in music and light.
Bless the touch of her tiny hand
as my eyes grow heavy and hers close,
sailing off into that orange sky of sleep.
Bless the genius of her miniature thumb,
surpassing the wonders of Rachmaninoff
and sunset, and bless the grace that shows me
somewhere lives a smiling God…
~ first published in WomanPrayers (HarperSanFrancisco)