A Child’s Laughter

Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #67

have, reason, filled, when, room, child,
love, irrational, blooms, wild, season, bright

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #256

wit, twinkle, shock, quilt, weep, warmth,
spice, laugh, lift, can, grow, bird

Poets United: Poetry Pantry #310

Betty Lou Crawford age 2

A Child’s Laughter

A room filled with childish laughter
blooms with bright warmth no matter
the season, or reason for wild antics
that may have brought on such music.

Spills a quilt of love over its occupants
and lifts spirits like small birds playing
in sunlight. Can grow a twinkle in eye
of sadness, that might have wept only

a moment before. Shock irrational fear
into making an exit, or turn it into wit
when sprinkled into that space like spice
of long ago, fresh baked apple pie.

Elizabeth Crawford 7/9/16

Notes: When I first saw the two word lists, the image of a room resounding children’s laughter came into my head. Wouldn’t go away, so it became the poem. Used all of the words. Photo is me at age two and a half.



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21 Responses to A Child’s Laughter

  1. oldegg says:

    Children are what life is all about especially when they want to creep into bed with in the middle of the night and I had work in the morning! Great use of the words Elizabeth.


  2. a child’s laughter, the best sound in the world! lovely poem, Elizabeth ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. thotpurge says:

    spills a quilt of love.. so beautiful..


  4. Jae Rose says:

    Apple pie and laughter – it is good to fill the gaps with the warmth of those feelings – that room whirled up a magical moment and poem – and what a little sweetheart


  5. I do have some children’s laughter at home for the moment, it can be enchanting indeed..


  6. A most delightful and heart warming poem.. lovely picture too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lots of love,


  7. Tom Merriman says:

    Nice and calming and filled with good memories. I like this, Elizabeth.


  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    It sounds like a lovely safe space for a child or children.
    That little girl has a hint of mischief in her smile!


  9. Delightful! Lovely memories.


  10. Sumana Roy says:

    child’s laughter is heavenly…..so beautifully put & the photo is gorgeous…


  11. Sherry Marr says:

    Elizabeth, you were so CUTE! I love the sound of children’s laughter, and love the poem.


  12. annell4 says:

    Elizabeth you are the cutest!! And I loved the poem…amazing that the words speak to each of us so individually.


  13. Mary says:

    There is nothing like a room full of children’s laughter to give everyone a smile; and I really think you were a cutie back then.


  14. We can form blankets of love from memories like these–this was lovely!


  15. What an adorable picture…I had a feeling it was you Elizabeth. What music a child’s laughter brings and so much joy as your poem expresses!


  16. colonialist says:

    Very well done. I like the skill in the economy of words, the message they bring – and what a darling little girl you were!


  17. Finding some joy in sadness. Beautiful poem, Elizabeth, you little cutie!


  18. Reading this made my heart happy. ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Myrna Rosa says:

    What a cutie you were! I appreciate this poem and totally agree with the joy a child’s laughter can bring. I just spent about two weeks with my grandkids. They wore me out but made me laugh and cherish their happiness.


  20. Sherry Marr says:

    I just came across this ADORABLE photo! So cute, Elizabeth!!!!!


  21. colonialist says:

    A recent post on the late Viv in France blog made me refer again to this link, and the coincidence struck me that you should have introduced the word ‘quilt’.


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