Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
May 6th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 288,306 comments.
Kimiko Hahn - In Childhood

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?

Share |

Added: Feb 21 2003 | Viewed: 95 times | Comments and analysis of In Childhood by Kimiko Hahn Comments (251)

In Childhood - Comments and Information

Poet: Kimiko Hahn
Poem: In Childhood
Year: Published/Written in 2002

Comment 251 of 251, added on April 7th, 2015 at 1:12 PM.
czNPNeICFkzSz

GrHoyi whoah this weblog is wonderful i like studying your posts. Keep up the good paintings! You understand, lots of people are hunting round for this info, you can help them greatly.

mattew crorkz from Sweden
Comment 250 of 251, added on April 7th, 2015 at 10:50 AM.
ZPEUcOQKheG

Ublpnf Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great, let alone the content!

mattew crorkz from Portugal
Comment 249 of 251, added on April 7th, 2015 at 7:40 AM.
kLXwccoOnDJWX

WqzjPk Really Appreciate this blog post, can you make it so I receive an email sent to me when you make a new update?

crorkz from Czech Republic

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, In Childhood, has received 251 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Hahn Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links