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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.

from FIRST KISS, a novel-in-verse in progress

Art by Chip Ghigna

First Kiss

First snow
first frost
first time
first loss

first look
first touch
first love
first crush

first wish
first star
first kiss
so far

©Charles Ghigna


Renee LaTulippe said...

That pretty much sums it up! Poems like these please me no end - we get so much in so little! :)

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Love the fact that you've captured the tender feelings in this scene, while creating the sense of excitement one would feel, with the trochaic structure. Nice!

jama said...

Oh, a novel in verse? Exciting. Thanks for sharing this sample poem. :)

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

So far...

Which means of course - there is much hope for more in the future.

More kisses. More story.

Bridget Magee said...

Love the lines:
"first kiss
so far"
Thanks for sharing this excerpt with us today - I look forward to more from this novel and/or the whole novel when it's available. =)

Joy said...

Great ending, Charles.
So there is a boy, and a girl (or maybe not)
in this novel in verse. There is love,
but what else?
I want to know more. Please share more of these poems.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks for the verbal hugs and kisses!

Mary Lee said...

Can't wait for more!

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Charles, your range is rather impressive, from tickles to kisses! I wasn't prepared for this to develop to its very effective ending. Looking forward to more about your novel.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you, Heidi and Mary Lee. I appreciate your kind comments and asking for "more."

Thanks, too, Heidi for hosting us all this week. It's always a treat to read our Poetry Friday friends.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks for sharing - and count me in the "More!" camp!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all so much for asking for "more" of FIRST KISS. I have posted another Chapter on the blog. Hope you enjoy it.