the shoelace game

first, my small fingers
untie his laces–he smiles
ties them up again

this was our first game
he made tight bows to stop me
and I freed them all

each new knot
a complex duel
of digits

***thought I would share my first memory in this set of haiku

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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37 Responses to the shoelace game

  1. Diana Teneva says:

    A beautiful memory you have!!! Nice haiku set!

  2. Ian Moone says:

    Sounds like a good game to me

  3. A shuttle to the past where FIRST always resides, and a daughter recalls with fondness her early games with her dad! Nice!

  4. Ramesh Sood says:

    My favourite..what a memory and the way to share with us all.. RS:)

  5. Green Speck says:

    Innocent and warm !!!

  6. kaykuala says:

    How touching, Susan. Grandpa will create and tolerate it for as many times that you want. He knows it’s a game for toddlers when there are ‘repeats’ Thanks for sharing!


  7. Grace says:

    I like the shoes lacing and unlacing…then the joy and freedom ~ Great haiku set ~

  8. artmusedog says:

    …each new knot … lovely line ~ endearing haiku ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

  9. HaikuWater says:

    What a wonderful game and memory winsomely put in your haiku!

  10. Valli says:

    Very cute….So delightful to read…beautiful memory…

  11. Valli says:

    And…wow!…I just loved the header of this blog…<3

  12. nelle says:

    The wonder of tying, the freedom of its slackening. Cool first memory!

  13. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Delightful and playful!

    First Lights & Shadows

  14. Pranita says:

    That’s such an adorable memory you’ve shared with us! So sweet…
    First peek of loving future

  15. Hehehe I have those memories laughing back somewhere. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the few giggles. Nice write! πŸ™‚

  16. A Walk In My Heart says:

    This is a beautiful memory you’ve shared.

  17. Rhonda says:

    you are determined to make me leak. i love this, a particular favorite now. thanks for sharing susan

  18. Jaideep Rao says:

    I appreciate your last haiku, it’s very beautiful,.

  19. kkkkaty says:

    Tis a treasured memory to behold the many ‘firsts’ in a young life..

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