April 2015 PAD – Day 21: In the Children’s Garden

On April 21st 1782 Friedrich Fröbel was born. A teacher, author and toy maker, he invented kindergarten in 1837.

 
In the Children’s Garden

 
They learn to play
They play to learn
Growing fast
Growing in mind
As well as in body
Stronger
More resilient
Than the thorniest rose
Resistant
More determined
Than the wildest of weeds
Each seeking its own path
Each slowly sinking its roots
Into life’s rich soil
Becoming part of the fabric
Of all that is good
Until the sum of the parts
Is greater than the whole
The world lies beckoning
The new dawn welcoming
A bright hopeful tomorrow
Beyond the garden walls

Iain

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