Celebrate Poetry-4/15: CHILDREN

The theme for Day 15′s celebrating National Poetry Month is “CHILDREN.” Click HERE for details of this haiku celebration of throughout the month of April.

There are many reasons why babysitting my grandson, Tommy, during his first year of life is such a gift. One serendipitous reason is the opportunity to see the world through his eyes, hear it through his ears.

Through Tommy, I see leaves shimmer in the sunlight, hear them rustle in the whispering wind. The world is fresh and new.

the eyes of a child
see the world without filter
I was a child once

Tommy's eyes cropped

If you have time, you might also like to take a peek at this YouTube video–see the joy of a little girl experiencing rain for the first time:

Share your haiku about CHILDREN in the comments of this post and you’ll be entered in the drawing for one of three signed copies of LIFE: HAIKU BY HAIKU! Only three rules:

  1. Must be your original haiku (which is typically seventeen syllables, three lines of 5-7-5 syllables each, but I won’t be a stickler.)
  2. Must be entered in the comments of this blog post
  3. Must be about the topic of the day

Click HERE for details.

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23 Responses to Celebrate Poetry-4/15: CHILDREN

  1. Robert Brown says:

    We show them are love
    Raise them to be kings and queens
    So they can flourish

  2. Intrusive forces
    Filling and emptying hearts
    Nothing is the same

  3. Azim Khan says:

    moon-lit face
    of a sleeping child
    mesmerized in a dream

  4. Steve says:

    night before he died
    I fed my father by spoon
    he wore a bib

  5. Azim Khan says:

    child watches
    a balloon man
    pass-by

  6. Each moment brand new
    Light, pain, hunger, comfort, joy
    No protection. None.

  7. Steve says:

    what isn’t soon small?
    look, we are giant children
    take off the mask, play!

  8. Jim Barton says:

    the laughter and joy
    of children, music from God–
    even birds listen

    • Jan Morrill says:

      Very sweet, Jim. And I notice how my grandson stops to listen to the birds, too, even if he’s in the middle of a crying fit. 🙂 I often take him outside when he’s upset.

  9. Lewis colyar says:

    Grandchildren my way
    Getting even with mine
    Misdeeds encouraged

  10. “Grow up,” they tell me.
    And be an adult? No way.
    Child inside remains.

  11. Lori Ericson says:

    Parents fear and joy
    evolves to unbounded love,
    pride in new being

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