Saturday, April 12, 2014

Changing voices


Photo by Grace @ Everyday Amazing

Paper Wishes (A Child's Verse)

One, two, three, four
Give me a wish
As you choose a color
Water, sky, hearts & sun

One, two, three, four
Write your wish
As I fold each paper side
Sky, hearts, sun & water

One, two, three, four
Tell me your wish
As you close your eyes
Hearts, sun, water & sky

One, two, three, four
See your wish coming true
as it floats like a pinwheel 
Sun, water,sky & hearts

Its now your turn
to give me my wish
Let's count & clap
One, two, three, four 


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                           My daughter's drawing, Photo by Grace @ Everyday Amazing


Turning Fifteen

Thinned eyebrows, curled hair artfully messy
Your voice is low drawl, modulated words
You are a restless colt, long legs sun-kissed - 
Still you're my pearl, collarbone-pinned, iridescent as blue dragonfly.      


Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Child's verse for Margaret's prompt
and D'verse Poets Pub - DIY form - Variation of Quatrain, unrhymed, 10 syllables for the first 3 lines.   The last line is an American Sentence (17 syllables).

My youngest turned 15 years old last Thursday.    Thanks for the visit ~   

38 comments:

  1. I like the 1-2-3-4 because the paper-fold fortune game existed in the dark ages. But I like the colt/pearl the best. How you see her prancing beauty.

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    1. It's a game she actually enjoyed as a child and she kept many paper folds around the house ~ Thanks Susan ~

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  2. Your daughter has talent! Lovely poems too!

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  3. truly your pearl ...and i loved the game in the first one.. :)

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  4. I loved playing with those folded pages, though our game was slightly different. I much prefer the choices of sky, hearts, sun and water.

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    1. They pen all kinds of creative verses, I imagine ~ Thanks Kerry ~

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  5. Just delightful Grace. Your daughter's drawing is lovely and I like your birthday poem to her as well. Lucky girl ! Imagine having a Mum who called you her pearl iridescent blue dragonfly:)

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    1. She is quite a challenge to handle ~ I have to be careful not too crush too hard on those lovely wings, smiles ~ Thanks Cressida ~

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  6. Great artwork by your daughter indeed, wow it is that easy to get a wish, I better start counting lol

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  7. Both are beautiful. Light and yet with substance. Nice writes.

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  8. Mr. Linky went a little crazy … check back in a few and see if your poem is linked.. Thanks.

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  9. Mr. LInky is fine - I fumbled my way through fixing it… The first one made me smile as it seems like yesterday that I made those and yes, all my children as well. Playful and just perfect for children to read along with. Your daughter needs to draw on art paper - not lined - she's too good for notebook paper :) Sweet poem - I completely understand how it is a balance with teenage daughters (and sons)

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    1. She has art paper but I think she drew this on her student journal, probably in school when she was bored ~ Thanks for the lovely challenge Margaret ~

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  10. Oh, I so enjoyed playing with those folded paper things when I was a kid. I think every generation must discover the joy in this anew. Enjoyed your daughter's drawing...and your poem, well it took me back -- let's leave it at that. Smiles!! A fun read.

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    1. Pretty fun game it is Mary ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  11. lovely poem and love the draw!! :)

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  12. It's a subtle form Grace but an effective one. I enjoyed both poems and the illustrations. Clearly your daughter takes after you - both very talented!

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  13. I have a restless colt too. 14 years old, thinks she 24. It's fun but challenging too. I love your daughter's piece. Talented like her mommy. As always, thank you! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  14. Oh I enjoyed those games too.. wonderfully fun.. the form sounds like a childrens play...

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  15. Wonderful, especially the Turning Fifteen - long legged colt iridescent as dragonfly....beautiful.

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  16. Love this magical games in the poem 1 2 3 4 and the picture...~ your daughter has her style :)xx

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  17. Your poem and the paper wishes sent me right back decades ago. It was very popular when I was in elementary school. I like how you canged the word order in the last line of each stanza.

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  18. nice...i like your daughters drawing...
    playful verse...i like the clapping and counting...
    we used to make ninja stars and cootie catchers....
    and happy birthday to your not so little one...smiles.

    been offline the last 2 days...and playing catch up....

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  19. I used to love to ask those paper folds the answers to wishes....lovely. I so love the poem about your daughter...beautiful

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  20. the first piece was very cute. I like haw the words in the last line cycled and how in the end the first line became the last.

    the second piece was very sweet. it doesn't matter how old she gets, she will always be your little girl. your variation on the quatrain works quite well.

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  21. These are both so wonderful, Grace!! I love the pinwheel folded paper games...I forgot how to make those....

    :)

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  22. fun and delightful Grace, nice drawing and happy birthday to your girl, 15 year olds patience required ~ smiles

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  23. Your first piece... well, I see children jumping rope to it and singing

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  24. First-- such a lovely drawing by your daughter--I love the Egyptian style eye! Then both poems are very neat--the paper game which children love, and your portrait. It is not an easy age! Take care. Thanks. k.

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  25. These are just lovely, Grace! Genuine words of gratitude & pride of a mother to her daughter. Thanks for sharing her gift of beauty that you as well possess. (Belated) happy birthday to your youngest. Smiles.

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  26. How wonderful!! Happy belated birthday to your youngest daughter! :-) Her drawing is amazing! :-)

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  27. oh, good luck with that 15 year old. my boy stayed up all night last night at a friends, video gaming. he's starting to pay attention to girls, now. yikes.
    have a good week, Grace ~

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