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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.

"Three Pairs of Shoes" by Vincent Van Gogh, 1886

If Words Wore Shoes

        for Sylvia Vardell, in Bali

If words wore shoes
What kind would yours use?

Would they lace up,
Slip on, or buckle?

Would they walk tall
In boots and high-heels?

Would they slipper,
Or sneaker, or tap?

Or would they
Barefoot dance on the run

Playing tag
With the earth and sun?

©Charles Ghigna


catherinemjohnson.com said...

I missed this one, it's lovely. Mine would probably be a sneaker on one foot and heels on the other ;)

Unknown said...

Nice poetry. It was interesting to read it. Thanks for sharing and good luck to you!