Journal

Nana’s House – A Poem

by | Nov 14, 2014 | Books

From time to time I’ll share a poem I’ve written for children, often from the child’s point of view.
This one came to me when my oldest grandchild, A, was a little girl. We spent so many magical hours together doing art and exploring my house. I try to capture that same magic with her siblings and cousins as they become old enough. What sheer joy!

Nana’s House

Nana’s house has many doors
And windows that have cranks,
And miles of ancient wooden floors
That look like battered planks.

A gazebo that becomes a stage
And old green bells that chime,
A turret that looks like a cage
With bars that I can climb.

And Zaidy has a stethoscope
And other doctor things
And lots of cords for jumping rope
And a violin that sings,

And Nana has a crystal ball
(It really works, I think),
But what I like the most of all
Are her fountain pens and ink!

We sit together writing books;
We work with paints and clay,
And then explore the hidden nooks
Where Mommy used to play.

But Nana wasn’t Nana then,
A long, long time ago.
She just became a Nana when
My Mom had me, you know!

This one came to me when my oldest grandchild, A, was a little girl. We spent so many magical hours together doing art and exploring my house. I try to capture that same magic with her siblings and cousins as they become old enough. What sheer joy!

Nana’s House

Nana’s house has many doors
And windows that have cranks,
And miles of ancient wooden floors
That look like battered planks.

A gazebo that becomes a stage
And old green bells that chime,
A turret that looks like a cage
With bars that I can climb.

And Zaidy has a stethoscope
And other doctor things
And lots of cords for jumping rope
And a violin that sings,

And Nana has a crystal ball
(It really works, I think),
But what I like the most of all
Are her fountain pens and ink!

We sit together writing books;
We work with paints and clay,
And then explore the hidden nooks
Where Mommy used to play.

But Nana wasn’t Nana then,
A long, long time ago.
She just became a Nana when
My Mom had me, you know!

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