“Untitled” by Ishaan Praitis

Ishaan Praitis (age 4)


The ten waterfalls
Were nice and shining.
They led to an ocean
That was a mile deep.

* * *

The small waterfall
Is like a dagger
And the big waterfall
Is like a sword.
And the great big waterfall
Is like a shield.

* * *

I didn’t see the moon set
I just saw the sun rise.

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Ishaan Praitis: “Because I want to be a poet someday.”

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