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Let me swim again
In pools of innocence
I will not surface for air
Until it is safe and pure
I will not speak with forked tongue
But sing only sweetly of stars
And cars and the buzzing of bees

Let me lay down again
In fields of pink moss
Where seeds of treason and trickery
Are not sown
I will feel joy
As eagles, not egos
Soar overhead

Let me be young again
Eyes wide with wonder
Waiting for the next miracle to unfold
I will not know of lies
No alibi, candy coated
Only love given graciously
Untainted and true


At dVerse, Mary introduced us to a talented photographer and poet named Totomai Martinez. Among thousands of amazing photos, this one spoke to me immediately.

Image credit: Yoshi by Totomai Martinez

42 responses »

  1. Ah, how wonderful it would be to be young again, to not know the lies, to have faith in the future, and know that untainted love!! Nice.

  2. ah it would be wonderful to have such wonder again…luckily i have been blessed with seeing it through the eyes of my boys again….love the pic you chose…what a face eh? smiles.

  3. You speak of those dreams we all have, before adolescense kicked in… The innocense and wonder — you are right.

  4. Oh this is most beautiful. It caused me nearly to swoon. So delicate with such images.

  5. I especially like “no alibi, candy-coated”… innocent she is right now!

  6. Excellent phrases you have used here… “pools of innocence”, “fields of pink moss” “no alibi, candy coated” All exquisite. Heartwarming is her wish to retain this innocense.

  7. innocence – wish everyone can have this trait throughought his/her lifetime

    • I think we can bring this sense of wonder back into our lives in small ways if we filter out the “noise” in this world and just observe how beautiful the world can be. Thank you for taking the time to read. It was almost impossible to choose from your collection. Your photography is stunning! πŸ™‚

  8. before the ravages of time…

  9. What a beautiful, pure little face up there in the photo. I had not seen this one. Totomai has captured that child’s soul, which is speaking through her eyes. Your poem is so lovely….how we long to recapture that innocence – that wholeness once again.

  10. “Let me lay down again
    In fields of pink moss
    Where seeds of treason and trickery
    Are not sown..” that alone makes me miss childhood… the innocence that pours through
    this write is magnificent and oh so sweet….

  11. the thought that came to mind when I read this was “pure” – that’s a good feeling to have invoked

  12. LOVE this! To be young and innocent again, that truly would be marvelous…especially if we could bring the rest of the world with us! Would you mind if I reblogged this?

  13. You have expressed so well our longing for those innocent early years.

  14. Reblogged this on Quest for Whirled Peas and commented:
    I don’t often re-blog someone else’s work, but this poem was simply too good not to share!

  15. The photo, title and poem are simply fabulous…thanks for sharing the joy of eyes wide with wonder!

  16. reminiscing at this very minute.

  17. How wonderful it would be to be able to return to the innocence and wide-eyed wonder of childhood. Lovely.

  18. Beautiful photo and amazing poetry. Thank you.

  19. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Beautiful photo and amazing words.


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