Tender Innocence


born is the child

born in complete innocence

maternal feelings of love

makes child's course begin


white stretches

peace of mind

tender innocence

the beginning of the course of life


fortune knows not borders

Eden-like woods shelter

from all that is evil

divinely singing birds show the way


as life strides along

times seem to hasten fleetly as well

it's also the same way

how shelter once comes to an end


again white stretches

mother and child go farther afield

entirely disappearing out of sight

on their way to their final fate


© 1980 Peter van der Laan

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