Children trying on the world

fantasy must be true

there’s no actual

to prove it’s not factual

a child’s wish come true

awaiting the ice-wagon

and ward off the snap-dragon

A person who had never listened to nor read a tale or myth or parable or story, would remain ignorant of his own emotional and spiritual heights and depths, would not know fully what it is to be human. – Ursula K Le Guin

What do you see # 139 – 20, June, 2022

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-Eugi

Image by Tomáš Lhotský from Pixabay

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18 Comments

  1. Spot on with this lovely poem Eugenia. Thanks for joining in

    • Thank you, Sadje, and how are you feeling? I read in another blog’s comments you have a sore foot. 😟💖

      • You’re welcome Eugenia! I’m good as long as I don’t try to walk! It will be taken care of on coming Saturday. An operation to fix the ankle and the fallen arch.

      • I hope all goes well and wishing you a speedy recovery. 🙏

  2. I’ve just read a book about how reading can save a world. ☺️

  3. Such a good , sound, poem. The first half of this post is relevant: https://derrickjknight.com/2014/10/06/the-uses-of-enchantment/

    • Thank you, Derrick. Yes, relevant indeed! IMO, some fairy tales are too scary for children and can even be bothersome for adults. However, a child’s imagination will exist whether or not it’s headed in the right direction.

  4. Well written, books take us to the world of imagination.

  5. I have not ventured to this prompt yet. You handled it admriably 🙂

  6. Furry thottfull poe-em Miss Eugi!!!
    You are such a grate poe-et!
    **nose rubss** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

  7. Beautiful and meaningful post, Eugi! <3 A book of fairytales given to me for Christmas when I was eight years old became a cherished part of childhood.

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