WE ARE FABLES

WE ARE FABLES

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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Fleeting flights of fancy...

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We are fables

fleeting flights of fancy

myths with Morpheus our muse

covering us in magic madness

cloaking us with memory's sadness

this hollow face merely my mask

costumed in silken colors of skin

reflections of these stories we tell

the stories we become so well

act by act

scene by scene

day river flows into night stream

living the lightness of this living dream

I’m late

I’m late

for Alice is calling 

says the Hatter is falling

and soon we shall be dancing

with the Red Queen lithely prancing

in the shadows of their tales we writhe

before Cronus comes with his scythe

comes and carries us home

home where fables sleep

in dark oceans dreadful deep... 


© 2017 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
"Lorsqu’un adulte entre dans le monde des fables il ne peut plus en sortir.”
(When an adult enters the world of fables he cannot get out.)
― Hugo Pratt Cort Maltese en Siberie

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Wonderful job! The lines just flow together so freely yet in a perfectly structured way.

Posted 9 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

9 Months Ago

I so appreciate your kindness. May your new week be filled with joy.
Took me to another world, loved it

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. It is wonderful to find rabbit holes and wardrobes to escape through sometimes.
But are they not so wonderful, ridiculous characters that bring such joy ... lovely rhythm and rhyme throughout . Sometimes i think life is one great tea party that we fall into :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I so appreciate your kindness, Stella, and yes, your tea party visions of this amazing life. :)
Such Lyrical intoxication created by a wonderful mind! I love this fabulous piece where the analogies melt fluidly into the mind of this reader with Potent insight of who we are how we've been shaped through our own experiences of those whom have affected our lives... Did I even make sense there? LOL I love this

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Ah, your words always speak clearly in such a wondrous essence of life. Thank you, dear friend! :)
Priscilla Sayers

1 Year Ago

Much light to you!
Having a jaundiced eye, I'm still grateful that you painted us more elegantly than I see us.

"this hollow face merely my mask
costumed in silken colors of skin"

In your "world", we dance with Queens covered in magic madness...beautiful imagery and your talent shines forth throughout this piece. So glad I read it. I will now hie me home to my Cheshire Cat(s) and contemplate why the Hatter is Mad.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I am very grateful you followed the white rabbit and made known your dear presence. Thank you so mu.. read more
And when you enter the world, you can't get out. Until old Cronus comes, of course. I like your poem, the way you begin with a real-life reflection of our lives as stories, then refer to the actual story of Alice. It is a good job we don't all have to fall down a rabbit hole first!

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

So glad you were by with your kind reflections on my poetry and wondrous thoughts of life! May you f.. read more
I'm a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland but I think this fits the theme of your poem quite well. To me it sounds like the false live some lead, hiding who they really are from even themselves

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Yes, thank you so much. You understand so well about these hidden lives. I wonder how many are truly.. read more
Poetic Beauty

1 Year Ago

I have a few people that I am truly transparent with. I'm a bit veiled to others. People can be fier.. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

That I know too well, yes. Keep your heart guarded well, precious poet.
The world of fantasy running parrellel to our daily life
Is it all real or just another dream

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I do wonder this sometimes. May you always find your life sweet like a dream.
I should have read this one first!How glorious that the universe leads us and provides us with such great beings as yourself to help us through misery. I always feel renewed from your wonderland!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Dear poet, may you always find your way home to Wonderland. The doors are always open. Thank you for.. read more

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