One Child’s Gift to Another

Leaves Remind the Tree

The ring she gave was made of lead
And broke one lonely day.
“It has no worth,” the jeweler said.
He’ll keep it anyway.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics.  Sarah Connor is hosting with the love tokens.

Photos: “Leaves Remind the Tree”, above, and “Water Seeking Lake Michigan”, below.  I am linking these to Frank Jansen’s Tuesday Photo Challenge with the theme “force”.

Water Seeking Lake Michigan

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

50 thoughts on “One Child’s Gift to Another”

    1. As I imagined it, they no longer see each other having grown up and moved away and the ring somehow breaks and for some separate reason he feels lonely at the same time that he notices the broken ring. He tries to get the ring fixed, but the jeweler said it was not worth repairing, but he still keeps it and the memory. Thank you, Sascha!

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    1. The jeweler was just consulted to try to fix the ring for the child and recommended that not be repaired because it was made of lead. The child kept the ring, but I can see this as the child growing up, becoming a jeweler, recognizing the lead ring for what it was and keeping it anyway. Thank you, Dwight!

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    1. As I understood it the ring broke and so the child took it to a jeweler to have it repaired, but the jeweler said it was not worth repairing because it was made of lead. The jeweler didn’t keep the ring. The child kept it even though the jeweler said it was not worth repairing. However, I can see how that could be interpreted in such a way. Perhaps this is a good reason to have more than four lines in the poem. If I revise this poem I will try to clarify that point. Thank you, Annell!

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