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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

My Tree House

Welcome to my tree house
my free house
my me house

where I come to ponder
to wonder
to look up at the sky

where I come to daydream
to play dream
to watch the clouds roll by

where the air is fresher
no pressure
where treetops swish and sway

where I come to look at
books that
take me far away

©2009 Charles Ghigna


jama said...

Great poem. Thanks for joining the PF gang this week!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Jama! My pleasure! See what you started. ;-)

Jacqui said...

Here by way of Gotta Book and I love your poems. fresher/pressure is my favorite part.


Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you, Jacqui! Good to see you here. I appreciate your kind comment.

Linda said...

I've been a fan of your poems for many years. I've read your book of Love Poems many times over the past 8 or 9 years. The poem, "So Many Things" is one of my favorites.
Thank you for writing A Fury of Motion. It's one of the few books of poetry my eighth grade boys ask to check out. They tell me it's because the poems are so realistic and remind them of people they know. Finding poems middle school boys actually want to read is difficult. I hope you'll consider writing another collection for boys. By the way, the girls like the poems too! I can't wait to share your blog with my new crop of kids in August!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Lovely Charles! :) e

Perle Champion's Job Search said...

Brings back memories. Didn't have a tree house, but had a tree with a favorite perch almost everywhere we lived.