Monday, 22 February 2016

Thomas - at Childcare

It's amazing how the voice evolves;
The brain hears sounds and slowly solves
The mystery of the link between
What is said and what is seen.

Take Thomas (now two) who observes
Familiar objects and hears words
Grasping concepts like “Bye, Bye!”
And “Time Out!” which can make him cry.

Too young to make sense of it all
He learns by doing; don't we all?
He chatters, trying out his voice
A made-up language of his choice.

Then - left at Childcare, he declaims
Calling things by their right names!
His act improves by leaps and bounds
When other toddlers are around!

(c) Poet in the woods 2016

This is Poem 600!

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