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In Childhood - Poem by Kimiko Hahn

things don't die or remain damaged
but return: stumps grow back hands,
a head reconnects to a neck,
a whole corpse rises blushing and newly elastic.
Later this vision is not True:
the grandmother remains dead
not hibernating in a wolf's belly.
Or the blue parakeet does not return
from the little grave in the fern garden
though one may wake in the morning
thinking mother's call is the bird.
Or maybe the bird is with grandmother
inside light. Or grandmother was the bird
and is now the dog
gnawing on the chair leg.
Where do the gone things go
when the child is old enough
to walk herself to school,
her playmates already
pumping so high the swing hiccups?


Comments about In Childhood by Kimiko Hahn

  • Gold Star - 366,190 Points Edward Kofi Louis (6/17/2016 4:34:00 AM)

    To learn! When the child is old enough. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 86,360 Points Bharati Nayak (6/17/2016 2:11:00 AM)

    The fairy tales that a child hears from grand mother/father make deep impressions in his psyche.He believes them as true.He thinks that a dead man can be brought to life by magic.A stump can grow hands.As he grows he realises that these are stories and dead man can never arise.Still he finds his beloved grand mother/mother who are dead, in his fantasy world , in a bird's call or soft light of the morning.This fantasy world is a loving world where a child finds security, but once he grows enough he comes face to face with harsh realities of life.The poet says- -'Where do the gone things go
    When the child is old enough
    to walk herself to school
    her playmates already
    pumping so high the swing hiccups ? - - -A marvelous write, thanks for sharing.- (Report) Reply

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Poems About Childhood

  1. 51. In Childhood , Kimiko Hahn
  2. 52. Childhood , Mr. Bean
  3. 53. My Childhood , anju addanki
  4. 54. The Sour Stench Of Childhood , Mary Nagy
  5. 55. A Walk Through My Childhood , Joseph Anderson
  6. 56. Childhood , Victor Osorio
  7. 57. Childhood Revisited , Arti Chopra
  8. 58. *poem 4 My Childhood Bestie Tmb* , SmashLey Sweetie Simons
  9. 59. ! Childhood Circles Around , Michael Shepherd
  10. 60. # Childhood Imaginations , astaldo ELVEN
  11. 61. Childhood Memories , Christine Kerr
  12. 62. Len Webster's 'Childhood Is...' , Len Webster
  13. 63. Childhood Memories , dr. ram sharma
  14. 64. Changing Your Life In Childhood(For Mich.. , Dónall Dempsey
  15. 65. Jesus Of My Childhood , Uriah Hamilton
  16. 66. My Childhood , Kiera R Lewis
  17. 67. Childhood , Pali Girl S...
  18. 68. Childhood Pain , Yassar Ali
  19. 69. My Childhood Friend , Theresa Ann Moore
  20. 70. I Am A Lot Wiser Now Than In My Childhood , Aldo Kraas
  21. 71. Return My Childhood , S.D. TIWARI
  22. 72. I Look Through My Childhood , Savio Antonio Vogt
  23. 73. In The Land Of Childhood , Sara Stowell
  24. 74. A Childhood Lesson , Pete Crowther
  25. 75. My Innocent Childhood , Zeya Mallick
  26. 76. Childhood , Ananth Patri
  27. 77. A Place From Our Childhood , David Harris
  28. 78. Childhood Home , Theresa Ann Moore
  29. 79. Childhood At The County Fair , Walterrean Salley
  30. 80. Happy Childhood Memories , Francis Duggan
  31. 81. Childhood Happiness. , DICKSON MSETI
  32. 82. Childhood For Sale , Amy Marie
  33. 83. Stolen Childhood , Lail Reveal
  34. 84. A Childhood , Stephen Spender
  35. 85. My Fondest Childhood Memory , Dee Daffodil
  36. 86. First Time (My Scariest Childhood Memory) , Mary Naylor
  37. 87. Death Of A Childhood , Mary Nagy
  38. 88. Dad's Childhood. , Gillian.E. Shaw
  39. 89. Childhood Is Calling , Jim Milks
  40. 90. Flashes From Childhood 1. The Clydesdales. , Margery Rehman
  41. 91. Childhood Friend , Raihana Abdul Jabbar
  42. 92. Childhood Memories , Mandy Lee
  43. 93. As Childhood Passed , Old Teenage Poems
  44. 94. Sonnet: My Childhood , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  45. 95. Childhood , Edna Jacques
  46. 96. Sonnet: My Childhood Reminiscences , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  47. 97. My Childhood Memories , David Harris
  48. 98. Flashes From Childhood 2.; The Lamplight.. , Margery Rehman
  49. 99. Childhood Memories One: Great Spirit Of .. , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  50. 100. Terms Of Childhood , Frank Bana
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