Two Toddlers At The Lake (Free Verse Sonnet)
(in answer to Elisabeth Eybers)
by Gert Strydom
Two toddlers stand at the playing-ground at the lake
the whole world is turned upside down for them in it
with geese going up and down
and it's innocently that they do study each other.
The swings fly into the sky
and the loop the loop has started turning
but hand in hand they do walk together,
is happy without any pretence,
the water does hold for moments them with wonder
as on it does reflect almost anything
and how it does swell up and down and the sun that shines on it,
how it circle out with the small stones that they do throw in.
"I like your eyes they are blue, " he says.
"I do like you, " she says and smiles.
[Reference:"Twee kleuters in die Vondelpark" (Two children in the play-park)by Elisabeth Eybers.]
© Gert Strydom