Alice Inspired


Falling cards and flying mome raths
Herald Alice through the day
Nonsense riddles and twisting paths
Bring her mind to full dark play

Violent madness, Cheshire grins
Frighten her and draw her down
Deathly stories told by twins,
In her tears, she must now drown

Bread- and Butter-Flies lift her up
The singing flowers judge and pluck
Size change from a mushroom sup
Allows escape from all that muck

Caterpillar rings and deep blue smoke
Off with her head, and all that trope
Un-expected voices that darkly spoke
Seeking to rob her of her hope

Hatter’s friendship and March Hare’s weird
While traipsing through the Tulgy Wood
Nothing is quite as she had feared,
As, at the Cheshire tree, she stood

Bumbling dandelions and Rocking-horse Flies
Make their noise and help her through
In the end, she nearly dies,
In the end, it’s up to you.

~ Saoirse Fae

© The Fairy Tale Garden 2018

All images public domain

Published by

Christyl aka Chrissy Lorraine

Christyl aka Chrissy Lorraine is an artist, photographer, and writer who crochets, gardens, draws, paints, takes photos, and composes under a variety of pen names, each one specific to a particular genre: Amarine Rose Ravenwood is for her feminine poetry - Saoirse Fae is for her fairy tales and fairy-tale poetry - Mina Marial Nicoli is for her children's stories and poetry - and Phoebe Grant is for her light horror fairy tales and her darker, Halloween-type poetry. Preteen and teenage fantasy fiction are under Chrissy Lorraine. She is also the owner/publisher of The Literary Librarian - an e-zine dedicated to publishing poetry and interviews with various poets and authors from around the world. Profile photo photography by Somastars Creations

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