slow down.....

Grandson Hanan Samuel, 3 ish

Watching Hanan see the World

Spider, bug,

Ant and bee

In my garden,

At my knee.

Provide a show

For this young one,

Eyes tuned tight

In midday sun.

He alone can see them move

We pass so fast his dawdling proves

Were we more still

We’d find delight

In this wee world

Through childs’ sight.
I wrote this several years ago when our son and his wife and Hanan lived with us. I remember when he was a toddler and he enjoyed crawling around in our yard....there are spiders galore this year--he would love it!
He started back to school a few weeks ago and is now a fourth grader; the years have gone by so fast.
Life especially seems to gear up and get going each Fall as school begins again. I thought this was a good reminder to   s l o w d o w n....

Linking with the fine folks at dVerse Pub for Open Link night 63.
More good reading over there!


  1. So perfect in its simplicity! Oh that we all could view life through the eyes of a child. Beautiful capture!

    1. Thank you, Ginny. yes, children think everything is amazing. I want to live grateful to God for all that wonder.

  2. So so charming! He's cute as is the poem. thanks. K.

    1. thanks, Karin. He's still cute, even though he's 9 and 1/2....oy!

  3. This is a wonderful reminder. It is shocking how fast the time will pass if we don't take the time to appreciate these moments.

  4. A delightful poem for a sweet boy :)