We are Fables

We are Fables

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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In dark oceans dreadful deep...

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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... 


© 2019 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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No need to ever stop falling to the calling that awaits so deep...that would be completely mad..🌹

Posted 7 Months Ago


This is quite a write and very unique. I like your style. This is wonderful. Keep writing always

Posted 10 Months Ago


Wow, how equate the form and riddle down the page. Such a poetic piece and ever so lovely read. This is so very creative and so well written.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An owl on the moon

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much. Your words are so kind and lifting. :)
Great flow, lots of alliteration (which I like). I just wonder, though -- Cronos is the god of time. He's got a scythe, but he's not like the Grim Reaper (that would be Thanatos, if we're going with Greek mythology). Are you saying that he's going to take us when our time on this world is up? Just wanted to clarify. There's something a little Shakespeare-y about this piece, maybe it's the whole "all the world's a stage" bit. Also, that ending -- I love it a lot. It makes me think of krakens, and other sea monsters.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

11 Months Ago

Hayley, thank you so much for your kindness and your depth of expression in your review. Forgive my .. read more
fables are well seasoned potion of madness we are allowed in this world; missed writers cafe

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

So grateful you have returned to this beautiful madness, dear Latifa.
i think it is true...often we are living or think we are living the fable we want our life to be...the reality is different...but the memories of past, the sadder ones...i think those snap us back to reality, for sure.
nice allegory presented here.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Oh dear friend, so glad you are no fable! Thank you for coming by again. :)
A true delight, yet oh' so much more than just that.. and then some :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Ah, Neville, your presence is always such a welcome sight. I so appreciate you! :)
Neville

1 Year Ago

How very kind, a sentiment well and truly reciprocated my friend, bloomin well and truly :)
I always love whimsical offshoots inspired by "Alice in Wonderland" motif! Here you do a great job of blending details from the classic tale with some modern expressions of truth. I love your rhyming & word play on "f" sounds to open, which launches us into a playful fantasy state of mind to read your message. It's amazing how much less stressful life seems when we think of it this way! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I am so glad you came down the rabbit hole to let the world speak its sweet words over you. Smiling .. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

So much of the world seems to be grumbling, I prefer to go on the path less taken & follow your lead.. read more
Magical , love your words , the flow and yes its all a fable...

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

So glad to have you here, dear MOON. Thank you for your light.
I've often wondered if - perhaps, a wise adult might be happier in a world of selected fables? Here you create a place to leave, taking memories, losing sight of what might have been positive.

Following a long held theme, your words are elegant and graphic, Owl, but here - unless i misunderstand, are seen as passing fancies that should fade to nothing in the real world.

Posted 1 Year Ago


emmajoy

1 Year Ago

Have always been fascinated by your thread of Alice through much of your work.. and you still find a.. read more
An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I was encouraged by your mention of Alice last year, so am hoping to let Wonderland speak through th.. read more
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

Dear Dorset never fails, Owl, even though i can far, far too often!

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2018 was a journey through my poetic novel, An Owl on the Moon. 2019 found me goinging back to a deep inspiration for me... Wonderland...2020 with whisper itself over the seasons... Come walk the worl.. more..

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