Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Monday's Child # 15

In any Wonderland, imagination can,
and should, as if in an enchanted wood,
unlock the doors to a magic place
where all newcomers may enter the race
on equal terms. They'll walk, fly, swim, or crawl,
and whether large and bold, or meek and small,
participants of every kind will join in,
with feather, fur, shell or tender skin
rubbing shoulders, as they tumble ever on
in a frenzied, helter-skelter marathon.


Thanks to BKM at Monday's Child for supplying this prompt.

23 comments:

signed...bkm said...

Brillant Jinksy, love the magic and rhyme and the format of this lovely piece...wow, this prompt is really bringing our the best...I love it-your words make me want to jump right in the picture and fly off with them into the helter-slekter marathon....thank you so much..bkm

Hilary said...

Magical!

steven said...

othwerworldly jinksy!!! a world i love. steven

Olivia said...

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Olivia said...

Some magic that you have woven with your words..

Here's mine:
http://oliviasmindlymatters.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/fire-inside-the-snow/

All the Best
xox

Mama Zen said...

Enchanting words for an enchanted wood!

Slamdunk said...

Excellent flow Jinksy--which I really notice when reading at an hour I am struggling to stay awake.

L. D. said...

That is a wonderful writing.

Anonymous said...

Loved it! Mystical and magical.

Deborah said...

Just wonderful :o)

Anonymous said...

Your poem reminds me a little of how I interpret heaven to be.

CJ xx

Anvilcloud said...

I feel as though I'm treading on holy ground.

Unknown said...

Your words have all the more power for their simplicity, Jinksy. Love it!

Steve Gravano said...

Wow, that's just excellent! I see images of C.S. Lewis' Narnia as I read this.

Susan Scheid (Raining Acorns) said...

You have me tumbling there right along with them. The last three lines are extraordinary:

with feather, fur, shell or tender skin
rubbing shoulders, as they tumble ever on
in a frenzied, helter-skelter marathon.

Wonderful!

jabblog said...

Wonderland sounds rather competitive ;-)

Friko said...

frenzied, helter-skelter marathons are beyond me, I'm afraid, so count me out.
I'd be happy to watch the creatures you describe though, from a safe distance; getting drawn in vicariously would be very pleasant.

The Weaver of Grass said...

This fits in well with my post today about the gnomes, Jinksy.

Maggie May said...

That sounds a mystical place! Love it.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

CiCi said...

Great fun reading this writing.

Anonymous said...

Any place where anyone can enter on equal terms is indeed a wonderland. I liked the marathon.

indiwriter said...

Hey, I love this ideal of equality!

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

a dream comes true in your poem!
lovely done!