Saturday, June 02, 2007

Poem inspired by a song - Teach Your Children


Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. One of my all-time favourite groups. And each of them a talented songwriter/musician/singer in their own right. How many times their music has inspire and calm and propel me.

Yeah, I have gone sappy today. Last Sunday was my kid's birthday, and to have seen her grown into an independent, resolute young lady does warms my heart. Gosh, I am that old already...



Growing
image by dsniake1



child

children
rein them not
with a mailed fist
but mould them
with the gentle touches
of a potter's fingers
for they are like clay
absorb
all the love
we can give them

and more.


27.05.07
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14 Comments:

Blogger Blue Sky said...

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03 June, 2007 09:14  
Blogger Blue Sky said...

The mailed fist method was the old fashioned method. It doesn't bring out love but hate and fear.

I think you're a great dad.

03 June, 2007 09:14  
Blogger floots said...

nice way of putting it
love that illustration too
cheers

03 June, 2007 14:54  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Being a teacher, it struck a chord. Very well said.

Great sketch too!

03 June, 2007 17:32  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Liz,
thank you!
just doing my duty. :)
i guess the word here is "trust".

floots,
thank you!

gautami,
i guess you treat your students as if they are your "children", you would like them to be successful in life too. :)

thanks for your comments!

03 June, 2007 22:14  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Dsnake, this is one you give her when she has her first child. Beutiful man!!

04 June, 2007 22:29  
Blogger polona said...

this shows your love for your daughter.
beautiful!

05 June, 2007 03:16  
Anonymous gel(emerald eyes) said...

touching and your grown daughter's B-day was a wonderful inspiration for this poem and beautiful drawing.
She's lucky to have you as her dad.
(Uh, is Liz your daughter?)
P.S. C,S,N,Y is one of the few concert groups I've seen and heard in person... Cool!!

05 June, 2007 14:36  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

pat,
thanks!i think she reads my blog too. :)

polona,
thank you! just doing my job.:)

hi GEL!
:D
No, Liz is not my daughter! she's an on-line friend and a moderator at a poetry forum i use to frequent.

thanks for your thoughts! when inspiration strikes, words and pen (or pencil) seem to have a life of their own :)

05 June, 2007 20:50  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very nice! good advise for me, having to take care of 4 kids now. :)

05 June, 2007 22:11  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

lucky you, 4 kids! :)

06 June, 2007 00:19  
Blogger Rax said...

a heart tugging piece. made me smile. beautiful write.

11 June, 2007 03:29  
Blogger nomadicsoul said...

beautifully humble! good stuff

11 June, 2007 20:06  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi rax and nomadicsoul,
thanks for your comments!

12 June, 2007 21:12  

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