When I bring you coloured toys, my child, I understand why there
is such a play of colours on clouds, on water, and why flowers are
painted in tints- when I give coloured toys to you, my child.
When I sing to make you dance, I truly know why there is music
in leaves, and why waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of
the listening earth- when I sing to make you dance.
When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands, I know why there
is honey in the cup of the flower, and why fruits are secretly filled
with sweet juice- when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands.
When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling, I surely
understand what pleasure streams from the sky in morning light, and
what delight the summer breeze brings to my body- when I kiss you
to make you smile.