First Sledding

In the dusk, children screamed as they sledded down a hill — so screechingly at first I worried they were injured. When I stepped around the garage, though, two children in  raggedy snowsuits were laughing at the foot of a very short hill. The kids ran up, holding orange sleds.

I know I posted this last fall — but, again, here’s one of my favorite poems.

Although there is the road,
The child walks
In the snow.

— Murakami Kijo

And here’s my big kid, taking a holiday photo and begging me to please, try to smile!

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6 thoughts on “First Sledding

  1. Sweet poem and image of screeching kids on sleds. Time to figure out where the sleds got stowed last spring. Moving twice in five years is hard on the 52 year old brain! I remember exactly where they would be two houses ago…

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