Poem: Cookie of Childhood

Sung to the tune of a Protestant hymn mb1-Cookie

Cookie of childhood, sweeter than a songbird's song; tasting of wheat and sky and sun; each piece a pleasure, each taste a treasure-- cookie of childhood has just begun.

Walking the woodland, working with my good hands, touching the wheat and earth and dew; now is my childhood, here is my cookie-- this is the whole which I share with you.

Cookie of childhood, sweeter than a songbird's song, tasting of wheat and rain and sun; each piece a pleasure, each taste a treasure-- cookie of childhood and I are one.

--Composed by Lyn Coffin during the Retreat for Psychotherapists, Winter Park, Colorado, May 1989

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