Gwen: This poem's imagery iz out-ah-date, duuude!
Tara: (friggled) Natural dings argh never out of date.
Noel: I dislike the way this poem idealizes childhood.
Ah, the gloss of memory! Remembrance is seldom factual.
Tara: Does it matter? The spirit of wonder is beautiful.

A Child's World - Canadian snowflake by T Newfields

A Child's World

To a kid in Canada
snowflakes might seem like sugar granules
or pine cones like steeples down-sized

To such a child
What is more fragrant than
maple syrup simmering on iron stoves
or home-brewed cider wine?

To a kid in Cameroon
Few tastes surpass
cassava with cinnamon
or coconut with green plantains

To such a child
What thrill exceeds
a mancala match among equals
or observing how the stars at night
dance like acrobats across the sky?
A Child's World - A flower from Cameroon by T Newfields