7.08.2010

Little Boy

Little boy, so much depends on
your yellow cup
a serenade to wake you up
sun that slants across the rug
the wings on that astonishing bug

and your big cardboard box.
Little boy, so much depends on
your silver spoon
storybooks under the moon
that piece of lint upon the floor
by yourself, closing the door

and your big cardboard box.
Little boy, you remind me how
so much depends on days made of now.

JEB  
Inspired by the book, a gift from Cousin A.
And by sweet comments from JZG.

5 comments:

Grandma Jan said...

...a mountain to climb .. a bridge to somewhere ... a rocketship ... a big purse ... a secret tunnel ... a place to hide ...

What a lucky little boy to have a big box in his back yard.

Nichole said...

Alison McGhee has such simple words. Her "Someday" is one of our favorites.

The Shelton Family said...

Carter loves the Little Boy book. How important it is to remember how so much depends on days made of now.

Debi said...

Big boxes are the BEST!! Tucker is truly blessed!!

kiekopdenvlo said...

Hello,

I’m writing a thesis about play for parents of young children with developmental issues. I’d like to use the pictures of your son for a part where I advise parents to make cheap toys with boxes

can you please let me know if it’s okay to use the picture?

greetings from belgium,

Sien