The String is not the only Thing that Holds the Kite in the Air

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Jonathan Moy reads The String is not the only Thing that Holds the Kite in the Air
If kites are nothing  
but a cross on a sail
they can only rise.

Yet, the child running
with all his joy
in the brown field

on a cloudless day will
hold the string taut,
thinking it’s up to him

to keep the kite in the air
and never let its line
cross the path of birds.

Today, he will learn that
earth and sky do cross
and the wind is a shear.

The boy will cry for
the stranded kite
that heaven will adore.