First time you view that spire

Or glimpse poppies through the wall

First time you tread the Way

Cobblestones beneath your feet.

First sip of wine, first taste of beer

First clear blue sky

After rain

Like a first kiss.

First time you wish on a star

First leaving or goodbye

First time playing by the river

Catching your first fish.

Strumming your guitar

Writing that first song

All first times ever.

First child you hold in arms

First time you feel his toes

And kiss his downy head

Wonder and pray

(Cordoba July 2016)