Red box for letters,
Red lights for stopping,
Red spades for digging,
Red balls for throwing.

Red boots for puddles,
Red kites for flying,
Red clouds at sunset,
Red fruit for picking.

Red eyes from crying,
Red knees from falling,
Red bows for tying,
Red shoes for dancing.

Red cheeks from running,
Red face from fibbing,
Red flames for warming,
Red hearts for loving.

(And “Red wine for Daddy!” says Lucy!)

You and me

How well the tones and shadows go
Of silver birches on the snow!

How well the snowy mountains high
Are cut and shaped to fit the sky!

Just as the pine bark fits the tree,
So I fit you and you fit me!

Schloss Kasseg, Austria 1991.