For Dear Vinhie Poem by Sylvia Frances Chan

For Dear Vinhie

Rating: 4.2

For Dear Vinhie
(to read to him)

along the Dutch meadows
there are no shadows

I feel the wind is strongest
the breeze is here hardest
their sounds are quietest

while I'm looking around
to homeward bound

along the Dutch meadows
there are no sparrows
people told me
our country is void of these societal creatures

my thoughts immediately go to Amsterdam
will the situation be the same?
as far as I know
most houses are on the dike
since Amsterdam is 12 meters below sea level

my mind wanders
from the meadows-sparrows-no shadows up to the dike
what would downtown Amsterdam look like?
cozy without any bike? feels very strange

along the Dutch meadows
there are no shadows
not a single tree,
no sparrows,
nobody but me
thank you almighty Lord
that you accompanied me

© Sylvia Frances Chan - All rights reserved
Tue January 19,2021

For Dear Vinhie
This is a translation of the poem Voor Lieve Vinhie by Sylvia Frances Chan
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: God
The photograph is from Vinhie's daddy. I think this poem is suitable to read to Vinhie, my eldest grandson (3 years old) and since last 12 March has he got a baby brother. Enjoy the poem and have fun! Thank you so much for your attention
Unnikrishnan E S 21 January 2021

God's creations vary so vastly. But each every one is enviously beautiful in its own way. Whether is the meadows, the prairies or the Amazon forests or even the polar ice caps. Sylvia, you have the eyes and heart of a little child, when you behold the nature. Keep it up.5 stars

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 21 January 2021

Sylvia, i commented on this poem yesterday but it is not to be seen.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 January 2021

Vinhie is your affectionate grandson. You have travelled with him. Beautiful memories you have gathered. An excellent poem is well penned.

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Rini Shibu 19 January 2021

No trees, no sparrows still it's beautiful...

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 January 2021

Thank you so much, dear Rini, for your wonderful comment and compliment. Your precious visit is most appreciated.

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Varsha M 19 January 2021

The photographs is beautiful and you have made a beautiful poetic expression of solitude snd quietness thst rules the moment as o well. Beautiful poetic expression. Iyes Vinhie eill dance to its tune..

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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 January 2021

Thank you so much, dear Varsha, for your constant support, they oft sounds so fscinating!

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