What I learned from a Child #poetry #photography #iamwriting

We can learn so much from children; their ways profoundly simple

Speak to me

with your wisdom eyes

I heard a child

as she stirred the waters deep

colors sparked alive

he awoke from his sleep

*

Talk to me

you laugh so much

I heard the water

as he rippled in delight

their fingers touched

as they danced in the blue-green light

*

“Listen” I said

as we heard the two

speaking fanciful words

the youth and the sage

they listened and grew

🙂

they learned as they played

Poet’s United Verse First each week chooses excellent prompts to stir the words and thoughts of the poet. This week’s prompt: “HE SAID. SHE SAID”

Poet and short story writer Grace Paley said, “It is the responsibility of writers to listen to gossip and pass it on. It is the way all storytellers learn about life.”

Natalie Goldberg expounded on this idea by saying, “We should learn to talk, not with judgment, greed or envy, but with compassion, wonder and amazement.”

Photograph: “Water Child” © L. Moon 2013

The Ebb and Flow

Just as friendship

so is the Sea

she flows in and out

she listens to me

I hear her voice

sometimes strong others soft

like the shell

that holds the sound aloft

Speaking one day

not the next

never would I

put our friendship to rest

there’s comfort and courage

in the words we speak

I ponder so many

some I repeat

Like a child

I clamor  – hunger for more

there’s never too much

wisdom from my friend at the shore

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