Shane McCrae


The Shoots - Poem by Shane McCrae

Nicholas turned eleven two

Months he ago a he ago

I after him a-running still

But quietly and far away


For the first time turned far away

Without me or without that day

Me seeing him on all the bright-

ness gone the day the snow had gone


Completely gone as we have gone

Who were the worlds we walked far down

Into our lives without each oth-

er as snow into earth as water


Goes into earth and as the water

Touches the roots the dry roots wait for

A signal from the sun and air

And do not green the shoots and what


The water thought it was and what

I thought I was we learn we're not we're

Life but not always life and not

Forever he grows without his father


Comments about The Shoots by Shane McCrae

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 14, 2016



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]