Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Future Sailors"



Future Sailors

Future sailors
'tis ev'ry little boy's fancy

sweeping -n- soaring
amongst celestial clouds
captaining a schooner
ferried upon ferocious
dragon wings,
boy and beast, both
strapping -n- strong
together facing
fantastical feats
of fantasy straight from
folklore -n- fairytales

but courage
for now 'tis spied
b'side gentle riverbed
or winking night light.

by Margaret Bednar, September 26, 2013

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Out of Standard.  

15 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is simply charming, Margaret. I love the sailor's accent of the narrative voice, and the picture is a tender portrait of youthful imagination at work.

Ella said...

I too love the softness and wonder in your verse :D
Beautifully written

TexWisGirl said...

so very sweet.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

This is beautiful Margaret as is the photo.
Anna :o]

Marian said...

OH, my... i love this. LOVE it. wow. xoxoxox

Kim Nelson said...

You capture the essence of my five-year old grandson in this spot-on poem. Love it.

razzamadazzle said...

Oh, I love this! So true for little boys.

Fireblossom said...

Kerry said it best; charming is what this is!

Kathryn said...

Oh to be a child . . . beautifully written. Love the image too.

G-Man said...

Counting your Title, tis's, and -n's-, this has the makings of a 55
we shall see...hehehehe

Debi Swim said...

I love those last lines about courage and then the night light. After all he is still a little boy. Very sweet poem.

Grandmother said...

What a wonderful photo and the secret thoughts of the little boy is captured well. Reminded me of my grandson.

Kay L. Davies said...

This is delightful, Margaret, and I love the photo.
K

TALON said...

This brought back memories of my sons when they were little. Beautiful.

Susie Clevenger said...

What perfect words for the photo...it brings a sense of wonder.