And A Meadow Lark Sang”
The child whispered, “God, speak to me.” And a meadow
lark sang, but the child did not hear.
So the child yelled, “God, speak to me!” And the
thunder rolled across the sky, but the child did not
The child looked around and said, “God let me see you.”
And a star shone brightly, but the child did not
And the child shouted, “God show me a miracle!” And a
life was born, but the child did not know.
So the child cried out in despair, “Touch me God, and
let me know you are here!” Whereupon God reached down
And touched the child.
But the child brushed the butterfly away and walked
– Ravindra Kumar Karnani
Translated from the Hindi language.