Sunday, December 13

Sunday Rerun

Here is an earlier post of mine... just had to share it one more time!!

A Child’s Mind

Eyes open wide
In wonderment
The children pressed against
The classroom window
I told them to sit down

John said, But Miss!
A star has fallen in our field
Ï saw no star

Till bending down to child height
There, in the grass
I glimpsed the dazzling light
A Star?

A piece of broken jam-jar
Catching the rays of a low January sun.
Educationally, it would have been sound
To follow up with a lesson
On how the glass reflects the sunlight

I couldn’t
To forty children
Who had just seen a star
- Author Unknown


blueviolet said...

I love that. Just as the author did, I would have let the child enjoy the wonder of the "star."

Brian Miller said... see stars again through childlike eyes...

otin said...

Nothing better than the imagination of a child. When I was a kid, everything that I saw was a dinosaur.

Flory said...

A touching poem. Life is beautiful if you can see through your childhood eyes.

magda said...

I get excited by the simplest things at times because of the meaning my boys have restored to them for me. Bulldozers, blimps, balloons, hummingbirds, kites. Even when I am alone, I see them differently because of them. This post: Great reminder.

Matty said...

Through the eyes of a child. This is a nice reminder to get down to their level. On your knees if you have to, play with them, and just see the world "through their eyes".

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Love it.

mudmama said...


Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes the author did have an understanding of a child and the stars

Amy said...

oh I loved this thanks..

Lisa said...

Sweet! Thank you for spreading the goosebumps!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

lovely poem..

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Clueless_Mama said...

What a wonderful poem, my Mom and Dad always showed us a bunny in the Moon, it is still there today and I show it to my son. Thanks for entering the Zhu Zhu Pet giveaway at, good luck!

Christine said... sweet! And what to their wondering eyes should appear? The possibilities are endless.

Mrsblogalot said...

Love that!

We got a ton of snow yesterday! Whoohoo "special coffee" time!
Have a great holiday girl!

Santa Claus said...

Ho Ho Ho!! Merry Christmas!! From me and my buddy Otin

EcoMeg said...

Happy Holidays Michele! I send best wishes for the New Year, too!

~Shelley~ said...

Love it!

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