"To Audrey, Aged Four." by Norah M. Holland (1876-1925)
LIGHT feet, white feet, dancing down the ways,
Spilling out the honey from the flowery days,
May your paths forever flowery be and sweet,
Stony roads of sorrow wait not for your feet.
Light feet, white feet, as you older grow,
Fain are we to keep you from all care and woe;
But if thorn and brier in your roadway be,
Light feet, white feet, meet them merrily.
Light feet, white feet, as you dance along,
God, Who made you, keep you free from stain of wrong!
Give you song and sunshine, laughter, love and praise,
Light feet, white feet, dancing down the ways.