1985
Rock Them Singing
Footnotes
Theme

“Rock Them Singing,” Ensign, June 1985, inside front cover

Rock Them Singing

That they may someday

ponder principalities

and dare to try

to architect

high-vaulted dreams,

let us now build

with the sometimes scuffed

blocks of blatant everyday

some smooth and bright and high hooray

unhammered mainstay

memories.

And before their time

of lonely leap and lurch

through strident

sometimes snowy

earthlife counterpoint,

let us gently now

rock them singing

softly all the simple rhyme

that trains the ear to hear springtime

and recognize sweet everchime

of family.