An Angular Boy

An Angular Boy

A Poem by Leslie Philibert

for my son, who is autistic..


mucho akimbo, all elbows and knees,
sudden as summer rain, white as paper;
he falls through doors and rolls down windows,


closed like a shop on Sunday,
shutter eyed, still as a nightbrook,
a dry wheel under clouds; silent

© 2017 Leslie Philibert

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What a fantastic tribute to I am sure a much loved son, and for whom these words indeed are. You have surely crafted a little masterpiece here sir....

Posted 1 Year Ago

very poignant; in a way, his dynamic changes should be striking indeed - i'm glad you portrayed this

Posted 1 Year Ago

This write proves the love you have for your son - an unconditional tribute - a sincere and wonderful share.. bless you! :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago

To all those whose line is different. When the silence hides so much. A very moving tribute.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is such a profound and sad piece in which you have captured the juxtaposition of autism vividly in beautiful metaphors. Wonderful writing!

Posted 1 Year Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Why has the site rated this at 93.51% when I gave it 100% as it deserves? Leslie is a poet I always .. read more
Leslie Philibert

1 Year Ago

Dear John, thanks for looking at this, and as ever my best wishes !

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Added on July 20, 2017
Last Updated on July 30, 2017


Leslie Philibert
Leslie Philibert

Bavaria, Germany

I`m not important. I just want to write a couple of good poems. Just read what I write. That`s enough. more..


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