The Nurturing
    Footnotes

    “The Nurturing,” Ensign, Jan. 1988, inside front cover

    The Nurturing

    Sweet child,

    delicate as a captured

    note of windchime,

    your spirit

    is sent to be nurtured

    by the fresh air of truth,

    crystal and transparent in the earth.

    We breathe a pureness

    in your presence, your warmth

    and light, and pray

    as we look beyond daybreak

    that time and love’s craft

    shall be enough to gather

    the lyrics of you and compose

    a noble poem unto our God.