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More than a chair to see the world,
Are eyes that really see
The panorama of the plains,
The grandeur in a tree, 

The spiral in a sunny bloom,
The silver waterfall,
The beauty in a cloudy day,
And blue when cleared of all. 

There’s wonder in the falling rain
And in the sunny day.
We simply have to have the eyes
To see it in its way.


photo by Kevin Tuck at


© Dennis Allen Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2017.

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Children at play

Children at play (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Things of Childhood

Like Paul, when growing older, I
Put childish things away.
There is a time for adult’s world,
For work and little play.

The blank slate of a baby’s mind
Was filled by sights and sounds,
Like colored notes cast lavishly,
Seeds sown on fertile grounds.

The bottles, rattles, and the blocks
Gave way to older toys.
Then soldiers, trucks, and baby dolls
Came, left all girls and boys.

My childhood innocence was lost
As world revealed its guile,
Reality beneath the mask:
It hid a serpent smile.

My youthful gangly limbs then grew
To manhood’s branch and trunk;
A hairy harvest and I shaved
My voice an octave sunk.

Through many changes, I have come;
A few things still remain.
Wise adults choose which things still do,
From which ones to abstain.

Like Paul, when growing older, I
Put childish things away;
But childlike curiosity
And wonder’s here to stay.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

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