Posts tagged ‘grandfather’

July 22, 2018


by The Cheesesellers Wife

Merry eyes, wicked smile, teller of tales.
Grandfather mine, I would sit on your knee
hear of Susan, the Mule that liked to kick officers

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May 16, 2018

On a Hill in Wales, Father and Son

by Stephen


To the beginning son, go back with me
Remember how I stood beside you when…

No, you only remember my absence.

Here we return with precision, an arrow
Fired by the great Tell who reveals us.
The apple on our heads, the gift of Eve
Who saw in us the beginning of Love.

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May 14, 2018


by The Cheesesellers Wife

He told me of how coal can be split
to reveal the hoof prints of long buried deer

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January 13, 2013

Silly, Silly Me

by russtowne

He grabbed my hand and yelled, “Come see! Come see!”
And excitedly pointed to our big shade tree.
“Yes I see; it’s a tree” I thoughtlessly said.
With wise young eyes, he sadly shook his head.

“Silly Grandpa, Can’t you see? It’s not just a tree! It’s so much more.
It’s a place to play, to build, to climb, and explore
A secret place to talk, and hide, and pretend we’re spies!”
To make a swing or just about anything!”

Now it was my turn to shake my head, and I said, “Silly, silly me!
Of course! How could I have forgotten! It’s much more than a tree!
The years had blinded these old eyes to all the things a tree can be.
Thank goodness you were here to help me once again see!

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