When there’s sunshine everywhere,
when the flowers blossom
and trees are in full bloom
and there is freshness in the air after a rainy afternoon
and the smell of baked cakes already fills the room
it means a child is there.
When the sky is dark and cloudy
and the sea is angered by the storms
and the winds blow so hard
from mountaintops to towns,
destroying things made with love
and darkness takes the place of light,
a child should not be there.
But where there’s a cuddle,
happiness and laughter, food and learning,
joy and a toy, peace and yearning
for things to improve,
and a smile changes the way
our world can move,
a child is there, a perfect pearl.
Maria Dolors Romeu i Font