John Knight (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)
*0007 MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY
This poem is dedicated to MARGARET ALICE who (most days) takes on the persona of ALICE IN WONDERLAND to escape the mundaneness and boredom of the real World.
Come to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party
The table is set out under the trees
Come and sit down - there's plenty of room
Share your repast with the birds and the bees.
The Mad Hatter's wearing a trio of hats
The Dormouse is asleep - the March Hare is late
The Hatter is talking in riddles
Alice did not know - what of it to make!
A writing desk - why like a raven is it? ? ?
The Hatter consulted his large pocket clock
Gosh it's two days slow - where does the time go?
He dipped it in tea - a real clock-starting shock.
Dormouse started a story to tell
Of sisters called Lacie and Elsie and Tillie
Who lived down inside a large treacle well
Learning to draw thing beginning with 'M' - rather silly.
It was always 'tea-time' so they all moved around
Hare to Mouse to Alice to Hatter to New
Hatter and Hare pushed Mouse in the teapot
So nose in the air - haughty Alice withdrew! ! !
John Knight - Still trying to solve riddles - 11 March 2011
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