Submitted / Updated On: Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Written By: Anamika | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 12227

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Children have clear hearts. They respond to love and have no special motives in striking up friendships. Then at a certain age, that simplicity of heart gives way to cleverness. This lovely poem describes this transition and mourns the loss of that simple and selfless phase of life. Rajiv Krishna Saxena.
Keywords: Owl, simplicity of heart, innocence, cleverness, loss of innocence, coming of age, growing up