Sunday, July 29, 2018

to create a path for raw talent

                                                                                                          Author: anon 
Image: A Budding Talent (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
gift heart sign staircase trip
quilt (a warm bed covering made of padding)
time travel picture pine pass

a gifted child warming to the heart
a good sign of a quick step up the staircase
ideal moment to anticipate an acceleration
to create a path for raw talent
to take root to be nurtured and developed

a trip that draws the child out
from under the quilt of early mornings
to actively sharpen the rough diamond within

time travel fast forward
a picture of Liberace in the horizon
clearly to inspire and to pine for
to pass over quickly a childhood
not of games and gadgets
but of raw nerve putting hours
behind a faithful piano

no two-ways about parental sacrifices
of time, efforts and financial obligations

Note: Wladziu Valentino Liberace. - known
for his romantic arrangements of popular piano
classics and for his flamboyant costumes - wiki

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #362
Carrie's Sunday Muse #14
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry - #413


  1. Liberace was indeed a character. I remember my dad used to enjoy watching his program on television when I was young. It is good when parents DO take time to nurture young talent.

  2. I remember watching Liberace too. Kids who learn piano young are lucky. I always wished i could play. I love the photo. That child is starting young. Some are born with the gift.

  3. Yes a lot of giving up goes into shaping the rough to diamond status. Ad the World is better for it

    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today Hank

    much love...

  4. With talent, you use it or lose it. The child in your poem is clearly going to use the talent, and go far in life. That's the only way to go!

  5. Long may they play a happy tune

  6. Much sure can be given up, but much is gained as well.

  7. Indeed a lot goes into polishing a rough diamond.. well said.

  8. Yes, we must polish our rough diamonds Hank, help them grow and develop their talents, and of course allow them their childhood.
    Anna :o]

  9. A delightful write, the promise of the future.

  10. Dear Hank
    Monday WRites 165 is live. I invite you to link in

    much love...

  11. I've always wonder about just how different (how unchild-like) the childhood of child protégés (or of the children of parents who would take nothing but a protégé) really is. When do they have time to be...

  12. It is a sacrifice for patents indeed, but it is worth it. This is wonderful Hank. I love it. Thank you for participating at The Sunday Muse!

  13. This is a very humane verse - childhoods nurtured, talents prodded and developed, can make such a difference. Well-penned.

  14. The picture reminded me of myself, My mother taught me to play the piano at the age of two years and later passed many exams.
    Starting young is always an advantage. Thanks for a wonderful poem Hank.


  15. this is an accurate portrait of what can translate for some, into something truly spectacular, whether they succeed on a grander stage, or simply for their own pleasure and enjoyment .... the talents and gifts are there, to be nurtured and oh, practice practice practice!

  16. Every child should be nurtured and encouraged. Beautiful, Hank!