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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.

Acrylic painting by Chip Ghigna


Drum Beats


A blur of hands,

a shock of hair,

a smile flashes

through the air,


time stands still

like a hum

in the heartbeat

of his drum.


* * *


Thunder rolls

in his hands,

lightning dances

in his eyes,


his drum beats

away the night,

leading us

to bluer skies.




©Charles Ghigna

7 comments:

laurasalas said...

Love that blur and shock! Gorgeous.

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thanks, Laura!

Mike Artell's blog said...

Wow! What a team you and Chip make!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Now I have another favorite from you, I loved the "blur of hands" and "shock of hair" bit as well. Enjoy visiting your posts every Friday. :)

Sara said...

Welcome, Father Goose! I've always wished I knew how to drum---and now I have another reason: to "beat away the night." Lovely.

Mary Lee said...

Love the poem/art combo. His painting matches your blog background!

City Hunter said...

=)