Renhai Reflections 140: Places Higher

Places Higher

A Renhai by Janice Thomson (jt) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

Dusting shelves —
a slip of my hand and
Harry Potter falls. /jt

Above half-glass spectacles — /jt
raised gray eyebrows. /vs

The young child
looks up at the billboard:
"Learn to Read". /vs

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Devika said...

Got something to say on every set of this...as each brings certain thoughts/memories:

Harry Potter: I keep asking children here to read classics along with Harry Potter and other thrill series....they only need Harry Potter...seen a book shelf of one of my students --- its just Harry Potter there!
(so, slip by Janice's hand or mine....only Harry Potter would fall!! -- that was just a joke....I too like Harry Potter...must say :)

gray eyebrows -- i am reminded of my father's look when i said i lost an examination....for M-Tech....the fact that i didn't want to pass and be a teacher at Engineering college is just known to me :))

"The billboard message -- speaks to me too...and I am at it...i read lot into a line, thats not intended...and I guess many older children do that as well (not my issue...just a remark! :))

I like the higher places series Janice and Masago, :)


Kristin Riggs said...

These are very clever. Nice job!!!

John McDonald said...

yes nice one

Pamela said...

In defense of the Harry Potter series.. it sure influenced many kids to read who wouldn't otherwise!
(Okay, I confess. I read them, too!)

Another Renhai to give me pause

Kristin Riggs said...

Vaughn, you must stop dusting shelves long enough to post something new! A week is too long for your fans to wait to read more of your wonderful poetry!!! :) Although, I certainly enjoy re-reading it as well...you know it's good when you love it as much the second and third time! :)

Masago said...

Thank you all!

Devika, I'm pleased these can bring these images to mind.

Kristin, thanks for the repeat visits and support! :-) It just so happens Zhanna and I just completed a renhai tonight. :-)

RBroeker said...

There is a campaign in our schools: Shock your teacher - read a book!

Very nice scene with clear development. I like it a lot.

Best wishes

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