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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.

A Poem Is A Metaphor

A poem is a metaphor,
A wondrous point of view.
Each poem that you write becomes
A metaphor of you.

The poem’s title is your name.
Its rhyme, the way you talk.
Its meter is your heartbeat,
Its rhythm is your walk.

Your poem is a painting,
A masterpiece creation,
A metaphor of hopes and dreams--
And your imagination.

©2010 Charles Ghigna


Mary Lee said...


Karen Edmisten said...

Lovely indeed -- I'll share this with my girls.

Sherry said...

I like very much. Thanks you for sharing your poem with all of us in the blog world.

Linda said...

Another great poem. I can't wait to share it with my seventh grade students next week!

laurasalas said...

Ooooh. Great poem, Charles! So compact and perfectly formed.

(A little scary, too. In a more literal sense, people always think my first-person poems are about my life.)

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all for your comments!

Jacqui said...

My favorite part is
"Each poem that you write becomes
A metaphor of you."


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