A Daughter’s Poem About a Kite

A Daughter’s Poem About a Kite (A Poem About Flying Tiger)

by Jennifer Mangel and Marc Mangel

 

I have  poem about a kite

she said to me

 

“I have a kite

and when it flies

I am glad

and when it falls

I am sad”

 

The sun was warm and the wind

the wind was barely there

It was the first day of springtime summer

Our kite lay on the ground

its orange skin shining brightly

and the red cord she held tightly

It hadn’t sailed yet that day

except when ran and

dragged it on its way

cause on its own it refused to fly

 

I have a poem about a kite

she said to me

Tell me your poam about a kite

I said back to her

She smiled with the sun

 

“I have a kite

and when it flies

I am glad

and when it falls

I am sad”

13 April 1980

3 Responses to A Daughter’s Poem About a Kite

  1. I remember this day very clearly. And the day that Flying Tiger got stuck in a tree. In fact, when I fly kites with my kids I always remember these days… I think they’re starting to be bored of the stories! Chestnut Park was nice, but not nearly as good for kite flying as the Berkeley Marina! Maybe when you’re here next we’ll go there to fly kites with you and *you* can tell the children the story about Flying Tiger! jm

  2. What a beautiful poem! You are our dad and so I have no perspective on what it was like for you to experience being our dad, but that adoration that I have learned one feels for one’s child is all right here…the magic of being a parent 🙂 This treasure box is MARVELOUS!!!!!

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