Saturday, August 17, 2019

Wild and Uncanny

“There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.” ~ Lewis Carroll

I’ve overgrown sane
tea parties. These days, I eat real
dreams plucked from surreal trees and empirical wonders
that remind me what I am made of.

I am made of wild-
living and uncanny
things that shine,
Shine! deliciously bright 
in my dark.

In my dark,
a roaring light.


Lion Afternoon, by Jacek Yerka
 
for The Sunday Muse (#69) and Poets United (Poetry Pantry #490)

55 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, I love this! "I eat dreams" - how delicious. And shining in your dark. Wonderful!

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  2. I love the way you’ve transformed Lewis into Magaly! Wild and uncanny is something to aspire to, and the thought of eating ‘real dreams plucked from surreal trees’ and shining a roaring light.

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  3. Oh I agree.. sane tea parties sound incredibly dull...a lion and a burning light, I'd go with that!!!

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  4. How can I not love this. Tea with Hatter and Alice is sublime

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  5. I enjoyed the word play in this. I would rather eat those real dreams from surreal trees than attend one of those overgrown sane tea parties. Keep that wild part of you, and continue to roar your truths!

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  6. You are made of wild, uncanny things that shine in the dark...i like that. very empowering!

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  7. You are so strong in your writing Magaly I don't know whether to clap or cower in a corner out of the way! What a great example you are in so many ways.

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  8. You sound like Maya Angelou here. I don't mean that it's derivative at all--what I mean is, it has that spirit, that strength born of pain. Rawr.

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  9. This is wonderful... it reminds me how much darkness is needed to see the light.

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  10. A roaring light, indeed! I love this poem.

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  11. I love this roaring surreal dreamscape. It reminds me of how all glorious and bright things are birthed in our thoughts.

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  12. Aren't those occasional bites of darkness simply delicious?

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  13. This gave me shivers! What a poem!

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  14. I have always loved your dark. Keep them coming!

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  15. You are also made of goodness and yumminess of poetry and prose 💖💖 this is exquisitely drawn, Magaly! 😘😘😘

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  16. Eating dreams...an interesting thought. I like the spirit in this, the bravery, the whimsy as well.

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    1. Feeding dreams into our reality is quite nutritious, too.

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  17. I'm overjoyed with your musings! Awash with magical thoughts! Music floods my mind.....my heart. I'm dancing with lights and joy!

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  18. I love EVERYTHING about this little piece … right down to its inspired construction. I seem to have so much trouble taking my poem construction outside of the square-or-centered box. I'm never satisfied that I achieved any kind of a point with what I've come up with (and end up changing it back to same-old same-old). But this really works. Needless to say, the content is awesome.

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    1. Some days, is just so much fun (and necessary) to play out of the box.

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  19. Of course you know how much I love this. There are no sane tea parties, only sane tea.

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  20. dreams plucked from surreal trees must be real yummy. so is this poem. :)

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  21. You do have a roaring light my dear friend. This is deliciously wonderful Magaly!!! I LOVE it!! So glad you joined us this week!!

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  22. YOU are the roaring light! (In case you hadn't noticed, lol.)

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  23. Truly, truly beautiful and wonderful! I love it!!!
    (Sweetheart, I saw your post on Instagram, where you mentioned my name, in that amazing poem you wrote! I'm sorry, I can't heart, or comment still!!! Keep shining beautiful!!!)
    Big Hugs!

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  24. Oh this is wonderful! xoxoxo
    blessings
    ~*~

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