10 May 2012

techno logical love

watch my grandson  it's pure
in him  the love of it all
cars buses trains planes computers especially
computers ipads cell phones pop up
games that capture him  his heart
at one with  in love with
techno logy  playing in it  lost in it  in it
i mean watch him play  talk to him  have him tell you every
detail like a lover who doesn't miss a thing  touches it all in awe who
takes it all in sifted through his mind  fingers  fast fingers  heart
it's his it's obvious it's his world from his dawn on
in ways i can't ever know because that's the thing about
love  techno logical love  it's logical for him
and for a moment for me when he comes with that love
spilling out of his eyes as he looks at me and wants to play
with me and shows me how and we play and i catch
that techno logical love  my heart beats a him
rhythm for a minute my eyes fill with his sights glimpse his world
a nano second of standing under which helps me
understand his techno logical
love and i have to say
yes to his yes of course his pure yes love


This came in response to the prompt: Machine Dreams by Chazinator in Meeting the Bar over at dVerse Poets Bar on this day of my grandson's great grandmother's birthday. She would have been so proud of him. As am I.

26 comments:

  1. Nice share...I just watch my kids play and get delighted when they do...I like that both of you are reaching out to understand each other, techno logical walls melting away ~

    http://everydayamazin.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tea-cup.html

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    1. What a gift to give your kids- your delight.

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  2. it is pretty crazy how quick my kids catch on to techno stuff...stuff we only dreamed of and can explain things i was only dreaming at their age.....glad you guys can bridge that too...smiles.

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    1. They take it for granted because it's their world and we're privileged to enter it a bit and marvel.

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  3. Awww this is lovely. You know they showed on the news the other day they even have apps on ipads now for pets to interact with, let alone kids. I also saw a short clip of a baby of 2 years who was trying to flip pages on a book with their finger the same way they can flip a page on an ipad. Kids don't fear new technology the way some adults tend to, they don't know they can break and don't know any different, do they?
    A lovely read :)

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    1. Thanks, I wonder where all this will take them, how they will use it to fashion their world?

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  4. Just terrific. You are right that boys seem to be especially that way, and you've expressed it so gracefully. K.

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    1. I have both a grandson and granddaughter. There are some similarities and lots of differences.

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  5. ah this is lovely how you share that love with him.. think it's not always easy to bridge that technological generation gap but looks like you're doing well

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    1. It's important to me to bridge the gap and it's up to me. Besides, I'm having fun.

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  6. That you and he can share that is wonderful...thanks for sharing this peek into your relationship. It is very sweet.

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    1. Thanks, I'm fortunate and grateful. I like your name. I'll have to check out your blog.

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  7. I love the love in this, specially as I have two grandsons like that. The combination of heartfelt and clever makes this a very special poem.

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    1. It arose immediately in response to the prompt. Grandsons are fun, aren't they?

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  8. I like the title, and the way you have sliced and diced words throughout this. It keeps an awesome beat, as well.

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    1. I tried to match his energy/beat.

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  9. What a joy to watch that curiosity at play. So much of who we are is expressed in our play, in our hobbies, in our meanderings. We stop and learn a skill that will contribute to society's growth, and at the same time, we continue to be all those things we play with, all superimposing and influencing each other.

    I used to hire new teachers by asking them what they did with their free time. I wanted to know what passions they could share in the classroom, engage young people with, extend their worlds. The most curious take everyone else on their journeys; they shine a new light on the world.

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    1. You were wise to ask that question of your teachers. They have such influence on young ones.

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  10. This reminds me so much of my little girl!

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  11. my kids are so comfortable with it, but so am i, because i was ahead of the game when i took advanced classes in high school. then i got my engineering degree. still the difference between me and my kids is that they don't know life without it, and i do!!

    Sonnet 40

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    1. You were ahead of me then. My grandson (age 9 1/2) takes delight in being able to teach me.

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  12. I love your openness to the unknown as you express it here. As humans willing to be real we must always stay open to love and all instances where it appears. Often, the knee-jerk reaction is to naysay what we do not understand, which is both unforgiving and overly judgmental. Your poem is lovely in how much it says about you but also about an attitude that must stay aware of all human possibility and potential. Technology is just a tool, a way to make ourselves understood, to find meaning in the midst of so much that is unknown. Humans will adapt their modality of existence to this as well.

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    1. The naysay temptation was there and then I looked in his eyes and knew the fault wasn't in him. I like your viewpoint- it's a tool to make ourselves understood, to find meaning. It's the journey we're all on.

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  13. "a nano second of standing under which helps me
    understand his techno logical
    love and i have to say
    yes to his yes of course his pure yes love"

    This leaves me breathless. Augie knows every D'vale dragon, egg, and habitat, along with countless Star Wars droids and battle vehicles and other technological stuff, and yes, I just breathe pure love.

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    1. Give him a couple of years and he'll also know the names of weapons used in countless wars. I said to my grandson: "Should I be worried that you know all these weapons?". He just laughs and says: "I'm a boy!". Great job description- breathe pure love!

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