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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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"Sunset" by Chip Ghigna
Oil on wood, 32" x 12"


Like clipper ships
On sky blue seas,
The days sail by
On summer’s breeze.

We hold on tight
As time stands still
And ride the waves
Toward autumn’s chill.

©Charles Ghigna


BJ Lee said...

Love it, Charles! and I love Chip's painting as well - it fairly glows!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, BJ. I enjoyed being "Moored" by your poem this morning. Thanks for giving us "the ride of your life."

Becky Shillington said...

This is a fabulous poem, Charles! It is catchy and fun, and I can almost feel the sails snapping in the wind! = )

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you so much, Becky. May your sails keep snapping in the wind.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your poem, Charles. "And ride the waves
/Toward autumn’s chill." Great imagery and message.

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

What can I say...well done, Charles. Saying so much in such a little space is one of the reasons I love poetry!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Lisa and Matt, for your kind comments.

Congrats on your beautiful new baby, Matt! So much inspiration in your house. No wonder you write such inspired poetry!