Rock Them Singing

That they may someday
ponder principalities
and dare to try
to architect
high-vaulted dreams,
let us now build
with the sometimes scuffed
blocks of blatant everyday
some smooth and bright and high hooray
unhammered mainstay
And before their time
of lonely leap and lurch
through strident
sometimes snowy
earthlife counterpoint,
let us gently now
rock them singing
softly all the simple rhyme
that trains the ear to hear springtime
and recognize sweet everchime
of family.