April Poem

A boy and his shadow - Willis Bell

 

So many things are ready to share our PLAYTIME.

 

See how shadows like to play?

 

Sunflowers smile with happy faces,

or waves slide up to touch our feet

 

“Weaa” cries a tree bear,

and we answer back.

 

Friends are everywhere we look,

At PLAYTIME.

 

All Kinds of Friends, from Playtime in Africa(1962) by Efua Sutherland and Willis Bell, reproduced by kind permission of the Estates of Efua T. Sutherland and Willis E. Bell.  All Rights Reserved.

2012 is the 50th anniversary of Playtime in Africa, a book of superb photographs and lyrical prose-poems about children at play in Ghana.  The book’s title is the inspiration for the Playtime in Africa Initiative of Mmofra Foundation.

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