When the Day Breaks

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies…
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

..

Let’s ponder the imp
-ossibles today, the mad mad mad world
way we all spin, begin to wonder
which is up and which is
………………………………….down.

Let’s hang our hearts
around the breath of dragons,
the spill of clouds from sky,
the way that you and I get
curiouser and curiouser
as the day unfolds, wrapped
in the silence of this sky.

Shape me a sandcastle with pen
-chant for sea, some fantasy
of salt, and strand and spire. The
world’s on fire, all embered song
and –ishful thinking. I’m a big
fan of breezes, the tao of trees.
And you, you’ve given voice
to the wind.
 

..
Written for Lillian’s prompt over at dVerse Poetics. Come play! 


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18 Responses to When the Day Breaks

  1. lillian says:

    Soooo many lines I love…………and the totality too! “Shape me a sand castle with pen”
    and “I’m a big fan of breezes, the tao of trees” — not to mention Alice’s line “Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!” Exclamation point added because….it just seems it should be there! 🙂
    Love your take on the prompt……………smiling I am with my glass of chardonnay. Communing with Alice in a fantastical way 🙂

  2. Ditto Lillian’s comment. Reading this makes me want to write another. You are definitely the queen of wordplay, De. (I wrote another Sevenling for OLN.)

  3. Shawna says:

    “witch is down” … That was extra clever.

  4. Grace says:

    I specially adore:
    some fantasy
    of salt, and strand and spire. The
    world’s on fire, all embered song
    and –ishful thinking. I’m a big
    fan of breezes, the tao of trees.

    Amazing word play De – wow !!

  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Shape me a sandcastle with pen
    -chant for sea, some fantasy
    of salt, and strand and spire.

    Whistles!! Gorgeous play upon words De 😀

  6. Bodhirose says:

    I love every luscious word! You make me use my brain in a different way just reading all of your cleverness! 🙂

  7. Candy says:

    Oh, you’ve taken us down the rabbit hole and out to the beach in this fantastical poem

  8. Oh that little imp makes it possible…and that Tao of trees… Yes.

  9. Your fantasy is splendidly delicious

  10. kim881 says:

    You make fantastic wordplay look so easy! ‘You’ve given voice to the wind’!

  11. Glenn Buttkus says:

    I love the fact that, a little like myself, you open with quotes; this is a delicious romp & I enjoyed eery bump, hump, & dive(rs) twist. You & I kind of found a similar groove. I really like where the Muse took you. I like the lines /let’s hang our hearts/around the breath of dragons/.

  12. lynn__ says:

    Fantabulous poetry, De! I chuckled at how “you and I get curiouser and curiouser as the day unfolds” 😀

  13. Misky says:

    Such a treat to read. I love your fantastic fantasy!

  14. Lovely poem and loved the play of words in this piece.

  15. Sabio Lantz says:

    Sweetly romantic — with insane wording of a devoted, thankful lover (a touched one, perhaps — but they are the magical ones).

  16. You spin magic of words, de and your closing is perfect…

    “I’m a big
    fan of breezes, the tao of trees.
    And you, you’ve given voice
    to the wind.”

    LOVE this!

  17. kanzensakura says:

    I’m glad I came back…my comment is no where to be found! The tao of trees has forever become part of my thoughts. As usual your phrasing, line breaks, re-toled words just add to this so much. And the last two lines…oh my. Love this romantic tale.

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