• Patrice Vecchione

Heart of Water

For many years, I've led poetry writing workshops for children and young adults, here's a poem that I featured in a writing workshop last weekend that I taught for Quest for Eternal Sunshine:


When I was a baby my heart

was a tiny fish swimming

in a gargantuan sea of things to come.

When I was a toddler my heart was a trout in a large lake of

thoughts and feeling.

Now my heart is becoming

a salmon ready to go to the sea

of the troubles I will have to face.

When I am old my heart

will be a whale swimming

in a sea of memories.

When I die

God will become a whaler.


Orion Misciagna

age 11