To A Child -- The Thinker

Poem By Katherine Young

Enraptured child in contemplative
Apollo Pose
Head resting by jutted elbow's knee-supported
hand on chin
Whose world is this anesthetized by wonder's glow
he's looking in
As it so quickly disappears in an
invaded atmosphere
Of delight and pleasure explained
in factual memories
Teased, let go, and returned again
as a whim or metaphor
This visiting with self
and the spirit of the age
What a priceless glimpse of an awakening
to genius's
Path of exploration with this child's
hypothesis, conclusions, returns
In the quiet of the garden's
flowers and urns.

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