All winter long I've kept my feetLaced up in shoes all tight and neatBut now that spring has come at lastI'm going back to nature fast!
I took off my shoes yesterdayAnd wandered barefoot on my way;Across the green fields and meadowland,Down by the river in the sand.
Wee tiny puffs of dust aroseBetween my happy wriggling toesAs over the fresh plowed earth I racedAnd left my footprints clearly traced.
From now on, when I get the chance,I'll throw away my shoes and dance ~For nothing else can make me singLike going barefoot in the Spring.
By a Carmelite Nun
Published with the kind permission of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Rochester, NY