Wednesday, May 5

Child's play ...

(c) Szabolcs Sipos. Click on photo to enlarge. Click here to see at 1x.com.

Penplay echoes of playpen
The waters of our world know
nothing dries faster
… a child’s tears

Steeped in night, they ferment as dreams
sugared over on the morning pillow
… a child’s fears

Seeing his reflection in the clock
heart echoing the minute hand
… a child peers

When the robins from the nest have gone
there is no telling the songs
… a child hears

Compass awhirl in the before
softly unaware into the after
… a child steers

Blued secrets aching to be shared
are hushed now
… a child nears

Fleet hand of youth has gone missing
the clock a compass pointing to the churchyard from atop
… a child’s years

(c) Vitor Cid. Click on photo to enlarge. Click here to see at 1x.com.

15 comments:

  1. So lovely to see you again.
    And this poem is fabulous . The top photo goes with perfectly.

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  2. Thinking of Mom this week of Mother's Day here in the U.S., I do what I always do: think of her as a child, always to the end. Her hands became aged, and beautiful, but she remained playful.

    I like the rhyming refrain that brings the years round and round very well. The compass and the clock measure some things, and drive a lot of what we do, sadly. We are so much more.

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  3. wow. that is an incredible piece...i could feel the minute hands sweeping faster and faster as the lines ticked away...i like the repitition as well. remarkable...and good to see you again!

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  4. nice surfacing lorenzo!!! the words bring together so much of what is essential about childhood. the photos are nothing ahort of spectacular! steven

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  5. Lovely poem, Lorenzo, nicely crafted. The photos are also magnificent!

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  6. Yes, spectacular images in the poem - as I've been coming to expect from your work.
    Lovely pictures too.

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  7. I especially like "dreams sugared over on the morning pillow". Beautiful.

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  8. Good to see you again.

    This poem reflects so much, including the observations and heart of the master poet who wrote it.

    Selfishly, I wish I had written it. It is sublime.

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  9. Lovely rhythms, like a stately nursery rhyme.

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  10. Happy you are back blogging again---

    Enchanting your followers with a delightful tender touching poem -- A poem that reflects that child in all of us. Beautifully written your words echo about the chambers of your heart and come tumbling out as "Child's Play"

    Joanny

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  11. Beautifully told. Glad to see you back.

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  12. Missed reading you! But this piece was worth the wait. Tender, sweet voyage of life and death.

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  13. The poem rings so true! Also, it reminds me on our kids giving us the impression of their hand on clay (when they were in kinder garden).

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  14. Sweet and tender and charming!

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