“Time” by Tianyue Xia

Tianyue Xia (age 9)


As slow as a winding stream.
As fast as a rapid waterfall.

When I play,
it flows very fast.

When I wait for dad and mum
walking around the dinner table,
it flows very, very slow.

When I sleep,
it flows neither fast nor slow.

from 2015 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Tianyue Xia: “I feel the inpiration and can’t help writing. Sometimes, mom wants me to write poems. They’re funny. And they’re very beautiful, too.”

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