Childhood | Poem

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Time in school drags along with so much worry,
and waiting, things so dumb and stupid.
Oh loneliness, oh heavy lumpish time . . .
Free at last: lights and colors and noises;
water leaps out of fountains into the air,
and the world is so huge in the woody places.
And moving through it in your short clothes,
and you don't walk the way the others do—
Such marvelous time, such time passing on,
such loneliness.

How strange to see into it all from far away:
men and women, there's a man, one more woman;
children's bright colors make them stand out;
and here a house and now and then a dog
and terror all at once replaced by total trust—

What crazy mourning, what dream, what heaviness,
what deepness without end.
And playing: a hoop, and a bat, and a ball,
in some green place as the light fades...



















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Childhood from Poetry for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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