English: Alice stepping through the looking-glass

English: Alice stepping through the looking-glass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alice has fallen
Through the glass again
This life-like absurdity
Raised to literary art
Perversity in poetry
She’s dancing with the mad again
There’s secrets here
Hid deep within
The whirl of disordered thought

Alice isn’t quite a child
Not the girl that she might seem
Peculiar purity abounds
With a sly wink
Of devils passing
It isn’t her fault we see
Her life is handled carefully
For madness is inspiration
Crossed with moments of lucidity

Alice’s reflection
Reminds us all of someone
In the depths of fear
We believe it may be us
But should we ever trust
The evidence of senses
When the message is
Just senselessness
Repeating back to us?

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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21 Responses to Alice

  1. Yes! “Dancing with the mad again” … Love it.

  2. lala1966 says:

    Alice in Wonderland is a favorite story of mine xx

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    Alice Through the Looking Glass is actually a game of chess being played out in nonsense form. You probably already knew that, but I thought I’d throw it in just in case.

  4. Solothefirst says:

    I like this…. Reminds me of the caterpillar smoking away…. I always think of the caterpillar rather than the cat!

  5. Tiffany Coffman says:

    Just a fantastically written piece! Loved every word of it! So much odd imagery dumping in my head. Wonderful!

  6. Oh wow Helen I love it!!!

  7. lotttie says:

    Great write 🙂 I love Alice. You are right, perhaps many of us see ourselves in that curious little girl! Madness is a great topic….remember what the Hatter says…”all the best people are”

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