A child, lost, returning home
Your poignant words inspire
A silken comforter for my soul
And my heart a blazing fire.

How I missed this child of loving verse
Whose words could fill my days
And joy it is to welcome back
To home and familiar ways.

I hope and wonder of those days
The sterile world engendered.
A world of wordless fears and nights
Where delicate rhyme surrendered.

Take heart now and take this cloak
Of love and wrap around you.
For I thought you lost in alleys dry
But now, in time have found you.