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Tulips from That Other World

Tim Myers

A poem in honor of children everywhere


                  by Tim Myers

What would I give you, child, if I could?

Myrrh and amber and sandalwood;

dolphins painted on Cretan walls

in blues and greens and pale yellows;

a house built deep in a forest of green;

a horse in a stable; a bubble machine;

gold that Inca royals wore;

moonlight through an open door;

toys and books; a dog and a cat;

music that rises; rain in a hat;

the aquamarine of Hawaiian seas--

or maybe I should just give