beginner's mind

beginner's mind* II**
kelly grace smith

I open my beginner’s mind to you, share
all that is beautiful and good
and true.

I offer you my innocence, my tenderness, my grace – make love to your soul, touch the truth of your face.

I wrap round your body like an ethereal ring and though you are master,
I teach you to sing.

A song of acceptance that knows no bounds, a melody of truth
beneath your basic ground.

I leave you now with an endless heart
and beginner’s mind.

With a gift of a love, rare
to find.

*Beginner’s mind has various meanings, but generally means to look at everything with the openness, innocence, and wonder of a beginner.

**From the collection, “And so we dance.”