I know why there are birds in the sky,
I know why grass grows.
I know why animals exist.
I know why the earth rotates.
I know why the sun shines bright.
I know why rivers flow
and flowers and herbs grow.
I know why people are born,
and flourish and grow.
I know why leaves sing with the wind
and soil comforts the roots that
firmly plant trees.
I don’t know, however, what I desperately need to know
That answer will be what I need in my life
That answer will allow me to feel happy and secure.
I’ll keep my feet planted on soft cool soil,
beneath a lavander field
and my heart will remain hopeful that,
whatever it offers me,
will be my reason to flourish and grow.