Friday, November 07, 2008

Once upon a time

Once upon a time…
Somewhere beyond the rainbow.
A smile spreads across a face like a butterfly.
Stealing glances, we see our fragility,
Thru same wavelengths on our eyelids.
Calm winds stroke the blue canvas,
Painting a breathless reverie.
Imagination is manifest to the fullest,
Senses being their own artist.
And within all that magic realism,
Poetry is turned into prose.
Like a silent whisper it comes,
With a consciousness of its own.
It comes in a second,
The only time we know its real.
Certainty caresses a frozen sea,
Piercing the subconscious.
Silence repeats itself,
Like echoes in resonant rhetoric.
An unlearning rephrases rationality,
Making connections that transcend.
And then we exhale,
Exhale the wisdom,
That lies in a single simple deep breath.
Once upon a time…
Or so the story begins
Cause we all remember fairytales in our own way.

--- Alice & Magipau in Never Never Land
October 2008


Chipper said...

It's beautiful and so picturesque. I'm glad to see you are posting your poetry again!

Alistair D'souza said...

thanks Julieanna :)
have another one on my mind... need to capture those thoughts.