I was recently asked to write the poem “On Children” by Kahlil Ghibran. The lady who commissioned it is preparing to adopt a child, and wanted this to commemorate the event. I enjoyed having a chance to write this poem slowly and meditate on what it says. It is actually much more about parenting than about childhood.
Unfortunately, the photos are of the unfinished work in progress: I didn’t get a chance to take photos of the finished piece.