Como se dice? #dpchallenge #poetry #children

child's hand


How do you say… “shoe”?


naturally we both point at our feet

under the table

the four-year old and me


How do you say… “smile”?


the white teeth in upturned lips

fill the boy’s small face

a giggle slips


¿Como se dice… “hug”?


little arms reach up

wrap around my neck

as I bend in half


How do you say…It’s been a bit too long?

since I’ve felt little boy hugs

akin to puppy dog tails

 wagging with happy energy


¿Como se dice… “content”?

Estar Contento

blue-gray eyes radiate a glow

knowing that one moment spent with a child

causes my invisible tail to wag

there’s really no translation

for that!

The DP writing Challenge today is Back to Life. What revives you after a hard week, long flight, tough situation???

A big abrazo to Gideon for his smiles

Photography: Moondust Designs  ~ 2013


11 thoughts on “Como se dice? #dpchallenge #poetry #children

    1. Thanks Ranu. I am learning spanish from a 4 year old – just my speed. I learned Como se dice years ago. I have many singular words in my spanish vocabulary – sentences for another day.


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