For Finn

You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake;
You are my piece of foreign sky.

(“To My Child,” quoted in Charles L. Wallis, ed.,
The Treasure Chest [1965], 54)

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Lee said...

I read this a while ago. It is so true!

KatieJ said...

That poem is so sweet!