Set your books down tonight,
books of science, pages of genus
and species, chapters on history
and religion, the lives and passions
of others. Can you remember
what it was like to be a child?
Walk the forest under full moon.
Some things are hidden in darkness
but others are alive in the soft light.
Do not tell me spirits don’t wander
in shadows, casting spells.
Why do men suddenly become poets,
and women are more easily seduced?
See the sparkle of two eyes by the bog?
Is it a fairy with silver wings
making magic potion for young lovers,
or a bullfrog hunting bugs?
Is it the warm breeze you hear in the trees,
or are the pines humming a tune
and the wind feel called upon to dance?
Would one be less a miracle than the other?
When you go back to your books
brush dust from the covers
with hands that have touched moonlight
and read with the knowledge
that everything is possible.
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