Friday, January 6, 2012

Child Sight


to see as a child
remove the jaded glasses
life would have you wear

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imagination
looks at ordinary things
with a child’s wonder

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a child’s wide eyed dreams
are filled with impossible
doubt doesn’t blind them


©Susie Clevenger 2012
1st Photograph: Favim
2nd Photograph: Jonathan Jungsuk Ahn
3rd Photograph: Favim

28 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed them all but the middle one is so true. To lose that wonder is terrible.

Ben Ditty said...

oo haiku my heart, indeed ;)

Lilly said...

allow me a lump in my throat because of your third one - that photo, and the lines you wrote, are beyond wonderful!

Spadoman said...

These are beautiful Ms. Clavenger. The photos and the words. My Grandchildren live in my home with me. I stare at them and listen, watch them play. I join them and we talk about so many things. They have stories too, not just the old teaching the young, but the other way around if we let them. All we need do is to watch and listen. Very cool!

Peace

Marit said...

So glad to find your haikus on this first Friday of the New Year!! What a beautiful, dreamy photos too! Love it! Happy 2012!

GrandmaK said...

So very lovely!!! The words and pictures are woven together into a beautiful tapestry!!! Thank you!! Cathy

somepinkflowers said...

"""remove the jaded glasses"""



perfection!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Haiku and photo message ~ 'right on' as well as beautiful ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/ HMH ^_^

Helen Campbell said...

Oh my, delightful photos. Your haiku is perfect! A child's wonder is just the way to approach a new year of possibilities. Cheers!

*jean* said...

oo such darlings...i love how the light shines off their heads...halo for each angel...happy friday to you

peggy gatto said...

Yes, you have said it all!!!
the beauty of childhood!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"jaded glasses"

They do rather make one see things askew, don't they?

Ten Thousand Rooftops

Meri said...

Beautiful, beautiful words touching the heart and wisdom of childhood.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Anthony...yes to lose a sense of wonder is too sad

Susie Clevenger said...

Why thank you Ben

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Lilly

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Spadoman...children are the wonder that keeps we adults striving for the moon

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Marit

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Cathy

Mama Zen said...

Oh, wonderful! Beautiful haiku.

Susie Clevenger said...

@somepinkflowers, thank you. I have worn those glasses at times. @Carol, thank you @Helen, thank you. I have decided this is the year for dreams coming true @Peggy..thank you :)

Susie Clevenger said...

@ Magical, jaded glasses definitely remove the "wonder" from the world @Meri, thank you @Mama Zen thank you so much

rebecca said...

you live in a world poetry! how generous that you open the door and invite us all in.
sublime!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Rebecca for your kind words

Lea said...

such wisdom in such innocence and wonder... thank you!

deb did it said...

wow wow wow beautiful images, and the wisdom of a child...perfection !

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Leah

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Deb