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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.

Summertime

The ebb and flow 
of time is slow
as waves of days roll by.

They crest and fall
and seem to stall
beneath the summer sky.



from CRICKET MAGAZINE ©Charles Ghigna

7 comments:

Matt said...

Very nice! Feels like I'm right there!

Renee LaTulippe said...

How lovely is that? So sweetly (deceptively) simple, a sigh of a poem.

Liz Steinglass said...

I love the metaphor and rhythm and rhyme. The stall demands the reader stall momentarily too.

Karin Fisher-Golton said...

How lovely! That really captures the summer feel for me. I love the semi-internal rhyme of "waves of days" and the idea of them.

laurasalas said...

Oh, this is one of my favorites I've read of yours, Charles. I love the way the sounds just draw you in and cradle you. Beauteous!

Author Amok said...

Without mentioning the heat, you capture how it makes everything slow down. Nice!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you for your kind and generous comments. What a lucky bunch we are to write poetry for children ... and to celebrate each others' work!