A Father’s Delight

21 Jun

 All the  kids

Children scamper

Wild, yet not hurried

Like a rose blooms;

Patiently above the ground.

 Jesse Boy10

Their life packaged in wonder,

Discover, what never was buried

Beneath the sun or the light of the moon;

Excited each time something is found.

Nothing is forgotten in their pockets,

Understanding nothing is left behind.




Posted by on June 21, 2015 in Children, Fathers, Love, New light/New life, Poetry


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27 responses to “A Father’s Delight

  1. Sherry Blue Sky

    June 28, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I love this one, kiddo, your words but especially their wonderful faces.


  2. Mary

    June 28, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Visiting this poem a second time! This is one of your best, ZQ. And those kids are so good looking.


  3. drpkp

    June 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    You have caught the delight as a firefly shining from the screen.


  4. Nataša Dolenc

    June 28, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    truthful and beautiful.


  5. annell4

    June 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I think I forgot a word? What I meant to say, is how much we could learn if we could follow them around.


  6. annell4

    June 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    How much if we could just follow them around!


  7. C.C.

    June 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    “Their life packaged in wonder”—ah, yes, that describes children beautifully.


  8. kaykuala h

    June 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Children are most fulfilling and a joy to be around with. Wonderful lines ZQ!



  9. Dylan

    June 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Great poem, Pop! Love you!


  10. humbird

    June 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Beautiful poem, so special for the “Father’s day”! Hope you had the best one! 🙂


  11. Myrna

    June 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    How nice to honor your children on Father’s Day. I enjoyed the portraits. So lovely, as are your words. Hope you had a happy day yesterday (and all days).


  12. glmeisner

    June 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Fun with children is a thing to miss.


  13. Preeti S.

    June 22, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Another favourite. A beautiful portrayal of childhood. 🙂


  14. Jae Rose

    June 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

    That last line is simply fantastic…and i love the images which compliment this growth…


  15. dani

    June 22, 2015 at 4:30 am



  16. Truedessa

    June 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Through the eyes of children much can be discovered..


  17. Susan

    June 21, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Love! “Discover what never was buried,” gosh. Do you remember when the world was like that for us?


  18. gillena

    June 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    thanks for sharing your joy so simply; have a lovely day

    much love…


  19. Donna@Living From Happiness

    June 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    You have described so beautifully and eloquently what a father, my father, felt watching his children….this is such a beautiful poem and your reading of it brought tears of joy and remembrance to my eyes…thank you as I remember my father’s great love for us!


  20. Sherry Marr

    June 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    I love the poem and love the photos even more. I like the portraiture, solemn rather than smiles. One sees who each child is in these photos. Very wonderful to have raised such a brood, ZQ!


  21. Mary

    June 21, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Indeed, nothing IS forgotten in their pockets.


  22. Brother Ollie

    June 21, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    yah – tis good to be dad!


  23. Suyash J

    June 21, 2015 at 11:58 am

    perfect for father’s day


  24. Sumana Roy

    June 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

    a very special poem for a special day…sweet and true…


  25. Sanaa Rizvi

    June 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

    This is just beautiful.. hope you’re having a great weekend 😀


  26. nissa_loves_cats

    June 21, 2015 at 10:51 am

    A wonderful poem for Father’s Day.


  27. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    June 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Children are simply amazing in their way of finding something new and wonderous



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