Kite Song

A day
When autumn touched the trees
And stirred the winter breeze
Cautiously

We walk
My father holding twine
Unravelling a line
Passed to me

A diamond
With a streamer at its tail
That unfurls as it sets sail
Gingerly

Oh come, come fly a kite with me
Come, come fly a kite with me
Oh I didn't know
How brief it could be

Your hand
Steadies mine with care
The kite tightens in the air
Gratefully

And I see there's treachery in memory
I know there are things I must let go
Gracefully

But now
When the kites have all been flown
And I have all but grown
Away from you
Away from you

Come, come fly a kite with me
Come, come fly a kite with me
Oh I didn't know
How brief it could be

Come, come fly a kite with me
Come, come fly a kite with me
Oh I didn't know
How brief it could be

Stephen Baker 2005
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