Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

'Periscoping In Fairyland 29/10/09


My mind resembles the croquet flamingoes in Alice
in Wonderland, when I try to hit reality’s hedgehogs
with my flamingo-mind it turns its long neck away,
I miss material reality completely, finding a meta-
physical universe in an immaterial dimension
which my brother says does not exist

I am overcome by the wonders of symbolism and
magical imagery, ideas about magnetism and
water reflecting human consciousness, near-
death-experiences and astral travel, paid
to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts
calling herself the Department of Arts

I try to turn my flamingo mind upright again and
aim for the hedgehog of reality in the messages
sent by the one-eyed Troll Interpol, sighing and
floating down to earth, aiming for the Interpol
message, missing again, beautiful words
shining like golden rays in my heart

Bewitching my thoughts, I am floating still, re-
membering I was given freedom to follow my
dreams, explore spiritual realms and visions
I cannot anchor my feelings in Interpol’s bay
while my flamingo mind is periscoping in
fairyland - in a joy I cannot describe

Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Edited: Monday, April 12, 2010

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Comments about this poem ('Periscoping In Fairyland 29/10/09 by Margaret Alice )

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (10/29/2009 9:03:00 AM)

    The MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY wins out (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ian Bowen (10/29/2009 8:58:00 AM)

    Margaret, stunning piece. Of course you can leave your body and travel the world.
    I often play croquet with all types of wonders.10/10
    Regards,
    Ian (Report) Reply

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