We recently went to Amish Country, and one of my previously unfinished poems I have mentioned was about a little girl we saw while there. I’m going to have to apologise because I finished this about a week ago and didn’t take the time to post it.
Innocence in an Amish Girl
Little white snowdrop on slender green tower;
Dewdrop of white on a green, budding flower;
Shining, pale moon over treetops of green;
Tiny white bonnet on green dress so clean.
Bright, cur’ous eyes under young, golden lashes;
Plump, child-white fingers dance o’re wood like sashes;
Light lips kept mute by her shyness so mild—
Quickly, she smiles: A rare, pretty child.
The country and people we saw there were beautiful. Groups of young boys fishing together; little girls taking turns bouncing on a rectangular trampoline (I think it was home-made); families waving as they pass in black buggies pulled by the most complacent horses I have ever seen; hill upon hill of grass, wheat, and corn under clouded skies. Everything was beautiful. Thank God for people who show us how to live simply without selfish worries and cares.