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 10 Months Ago

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

Posted 10 Months Ago

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

Posted 10 Months Ago

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

Posted 10 Months 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 11 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

11 Months 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

10 Months 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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