Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where Fantasy Begins


I climb imagination’s limbs
to where fantasy begins,
somewhere over the rainbow.

There are witches on brooms,
fairies sitting on mushrooms,
and spiders that talk.

I see a fairy princess,
watch a puppet’s nose grow inches,
speak wishes upon a star.

A beanstalk grows tall,
Alice shrinks so small,
a dish runs away with a spoon.

I hear four and twenty blackbirds sing,
discover who is lord of the ring,
hope jack can jump over the candlestick.

A kiss turns a toad into a prince.
voices sing a song of sixpence,
the monkey chased the weasel.

With a book in my hands
I can travel to far lands
while never leaving my tree top perch.



©Susie Clevenger 2011
 Where Imagination Begins by susie-clevenger 

Blue Bell Books
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I was honored and humbled to receive Bluebell books tribute author for week 13, Wednesday November 9, 2011, and recipient of  the Thursday Writer's Block Award. 


Also shared at Gooseberry Garden
Poetry Picnic Week 21: Children's stories, Riddles, Counting Songs, and Rhyming lyrics for young kids





23 comments:

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Awesome, I was there with you. Never leaving my stump.

mylittlewordz said...

I do like the different references you've got in there. Brings back memories of innocent reading!
Jamie

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Yes! Reading is wonderful! Love your poem!
http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/my-very-own-angel/

Ginny Brannan said...

Perfect title Susie, I love your take!
"travel to far lands" indeed!!
Oh, the places we'll go...

Nicely done!

Morning said...

love it,

fantastic imagination.

anthonyfrando.net said...

magical and imaginative! Great write

somewhereamelody said...

I very much relate to that last stanza! Such a lovely lyrical piece of writing!

keiths ramblings said...

This is truly delightful. Loved it.

The Orange Tree said...

incredible development of the story.
love it.

Charlie Parant said...

Very nicely written, Susie!

e.a.s. demers said...

Wonderful little tribute poem to all the wonderful stories I remember from childhood! Well done :-)

e.a.s. demers said...

Just wanted to let you know that I selected your piece "Where Fantasy Begins" as this week's tribute piece for Bluebell Books Short Story Slam.... congratulations!

Kay said...

A magical delight that drew me home to sprinkles of sweet childhood memories. Congratulations, Susie!

beccagivens said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! The image is perfect!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank all of you for such kind words...you are blessings

Taylor Boomer said...

love it,

superb beauty in your beyond boundary imaginations.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Taylor

Bodhirose said...

I know all of those stories...what a great compilation. Our imaginations are so powerful...they can actually put us right in the middle of so many incredible places. Love this..very sweet.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Grace...Childhood stories seem to just wrap themselves around your heart and remain

Tifiny said...

your words fly, thanks for the magical ride.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Tifiny

~L said...

I love the contrasts! This was really really good!

~L

Tarang Sinha said...

This is really nice, especially the first paragraph:)