2009-09-30

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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7 comments:

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, :)

wishes,
devika

Kristin Riggs said...

These are very clever. Nice job!!!
-KR

John McDonald said...

yes nice one
john

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
Ralf