A dignified lady
often visits me.
She’s about six, fatherless
and has a flair for words.
She dislikes her ‘letter life’
in coaches, boxes and pockets
all the time.
She’s a storm at home
(her mother’s version)
though at my place
she flows like a gentle breeze
of fresh enlivening words
with the jingle of a child’s voice.
a poet is in the making.
Posted for Poetry Pantry #357 @ Poets United
22 thoughts on “The Lady”
It is beautiful to meet a child with a flair that you can tell will help them as they grow up. Let’s hope she does become a creative adult.
Lucky, lucky you!
What a fine little lady she sounds – love the image also
She sounds like a wonderful little lady, Sumana!❤️ I am quite certain she ll surpass her peers!❤️
Looks to have the attributes. If only it is discovered early!
If the speaker’s suspicions are correct, then this poet-in-the-making must be encouraged and nurtured.
Lovely Sumana – beautifully rendered and true… How blessed we are when such bright young spirits come our way to nurture us…
That works well as a metaphor for gentle inspiration…
Who is this little one? Thank goodness she comes and brings words.
The joy of seeing a wee poem in bloom. How wonderful!
So much to learn from the innocence of a child. Beautifully written.
She sounds delightful, and you can foster the poet in her so wonderfully, Sumana!
Most enjoyable read.
How sweet! I hope this is true & that you will be able to inspire the poet in her even morseso.
There’s nothing more fulfilling than being a mentor, to another person, and watch them, blossom before our very eyes, as potential becomes reality. I wish, the two of you, much happiness on this journey of learning and self-discovery, Sumana.
This made me smile 😉
A lovely, tenderly rendered piece. I was particularly captivated by ‘jingle of a child’s voice’ – an exquisite turn of a phase for such an enchanting sound.
In boxes and pockets. A poet? This kind of delights me.
A little poet needs to be accepted and nurtured. So nice you’re doing that.
You are lucky to have her, as she is to have you,