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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Maurice and his Magic Pen

Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012


He sent our imaginations
Out on a grand adventure,
Dancing with wild things,
Conjuring little monsters,
But my affection resides
In the life you gave to a Little Bear
Off on his first gentle wanderings,
Exploring the wide world
While keeping a mindful eye on home.

Rest well, Maurice.
I’m sure you’ll find
As you return home
From your own grand adventure
That your supper is waiting
In the bedroom, still hot.


~~~This poem was written in response to a prompt from dVerse Poets Pub asking us to draw inspiration from celebrated author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, whose work has captivated several generations of children.

16 comments:

Aaron Kent said...

The monsters Maurice conjured truely were magic. Wonderful poem. Thank you for joining the wild rumpus!

Mary said...

Mary, this is such a touching poem! I will have to look for that book!

Claudia said...

those are lovely words for an interesting man...and yeah...hope there's a hot supper waiting for him..

Heaven said...

I like the little bear too ~

Nice tribute to the writer whose imagination brought us into the wild things ~

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, I do hope his supper is on the table waiting and still hot too. :)
Lovely tribute Mary.

Brian Miller said...

nice...great hit...he did illustrate little bear as well...and my boys loved little bear well before max...smiles...

Natasha Head said...

Wonderful! I LOVE your closing stanza, and the photo is fantastic! Couldn't ask for a better play on the prompt.

chromapoesy.com said...

What a kind, empathetic closing, loved it.

Laurie Kolp said...

Little Bear was one of our favorites, too. I just love this, Mary.

Hannah said...

Goosebumps, Mary!! Your ending REALLY grabbed me in a spiritual way. Great work!

zongrik said...

very tender sentiments

when do we stop being a child

Fred Rutherford said...

Fantastic piece Mary, love the positive vibe, uplifting and touching. Great write. Thanks

kaykuala said...

A moving tribute to someone so talented. His drawings and writings are unique to his own. Great verse, Mary!

Hank

Mystic_Mom said...

What a wonderful tribute! So well done...you have the touch.

Chris Lawrence said...

Captivating

Jules said...

I read his obit. He was a shy unassuming man, who liked what he did, but said he didn't like the fame part. He did, I read somewhere that he did enjoy the movie adaptation. I enjoyed 'Where the Wild Things Are' as well as 'Chicken Soup with Rice' I'm sure there are many more. But I remember those two best.
As others have stated, wonderful tribute. Thanks.