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Fantasy: Eyes On Dreams; Shape-Changed; Daylight; Dormant - Poem by Margaret Alice

Eyes On Her dreams

The frog, living at the bottom of the well
by the Wonderland-Lake, waiting for a princess
to come along, hoping to be recognized as a
Prince in Disguise, frog-leaped to
Shahrazad, the crocodile

demanding a kiss, she did as instructed by
the imperious frog, almost imbibing him as
guided by her reptilian heart, nearly
choking in the effort to keep from
swallowing him; she started to

blunder and bluster and obfuscate; the frog
was disappointed while Shahrazad left in a
hurry, already late to meet Okefenokee Al,
her only real pal, who could be expected
to be there for her all the time

meanwhile the frog, tired out from his efforts
at being kissed by a crocodile, slunked away in
true froggy fashion until he met the Ice Princess,
walking along with her eyes on her dreams
when the frog appeared

with his request for a kiss; she asked what would
happen should she kiss him, he replied he would
turn into a Prince, even a King; she dreamily
complied, her lips trembling and cold as
behooves an Ice Princess spawned

on a Mountain of Glass, the frog looked up in
disappointment; ordered her to kiss him again
with more fervour and enthusiasm, she tried
again, kissing the little green frog,
left by the King of the North

at the bottom of the well by the Wonderland-
Lake… What happened then, dear Scribe,
would you care to tell us


It is wonderful to be alive
when I have shape-changed
into a mermaid in my mind
gamboling in the Gulf Stream
drifting with a merman-king
to his ancient Gaelic castle
in far-off Ireland...
and you thought
I would be
at work

Took My Daylight Faculty Away*

Found the reason
for my sleepiness:
a fairy of wickedness
came to my christening

took my daylight faculty
away by giving the gift
of sleeping all day long;
though awake at night

I wax and wane with the
moon, such is my
astrogenetic plight –
until a prince will

come and kiss me
without knowing who
I might be while
I’m withered

With the waning
of the moon…

Taken from the tale “Little Daylight” by George Macdonald

Dormant through the Day

Finally, a diagnosis of what
is wrong with me - suffering
from severe diurnation, a
terrible habit of sleeping -
being dormant - through
the day; hell and damnation;
it makes life difficult when
I cannot sleep - creating
the impression I can keep
my eyes glued to a PC
screen - a brilliant actress
am I, playing the role of a
government official, but
underneath - I'm just a
sleepy dreamer...

Comments about Fantasy: Eyes On Dreams; Shape-Changed; Daylight; Dormant by Margaret Alice

  • Rookie Shujaat Rahi (2/12/2008 7:35:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem with a unique theme!
    Keep it up, dear! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Frog

  1. 151. Fantasy: Eyes On Dreams; Shape-Changed; .. , Margaret Alice
  2. 152. Brent River Bride , Linda Hepner
  3. 153. Better To Be Quiet Than To Speak! , Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  4. 154. In One Day , Charles Hice
  5. 155. Punch Up At 'Dart Man's Aim' , Francis Duggan
  6. 156. A Snail Goes To Heaven (A One-Act Tragic.. , Raj Arumugam
  7. 157. Trifles - 2 , Maria Barbara Korynt
  8. 158. Gullible, The Bear , Herbert Nehrlich
  9. 159. Woo Food , otteri selvakumar
  10. 160. The Moon And The Frog , RIC S. BASTASA
  11. 161. Fate * , Herbert Nehrlich
  12. 162. 1. After Basho's Famous Frog Haiku , john tiong chunghoo
  13. 163. Tad & The Bullfrog King , Ray Lucero
  14. 164. It Was Life , otteri selvakumar
  15. 165. The Frog , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  16. 166. Waterlily , Charles Hice
  17. 167. F! , otteri selvakumar
  18. 168. Small Blonde Curly Head , Gert Strydom
  19. 169. Sulaiman Mohd Yusof-The Joy Of The New C.. , starseven0 starseven0
  20. 170. The Life Lived Of A Belching Frog , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  21. 171. Lion And Frog , S.D. TIWARI
  22. 172. The Guest , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  23. 173. Frog Future , Ima Ryma
  24. 174. The Black Winter , Emmanuel George Cefai
  25. 175. Frog , Randy Johnson
  26. 176. Udder Budder , Herbert Nehrlich
  27. 177. Rescue. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  28. 178. The Old Pond , Antonio Liao
  29. 179. The Rain Falls To This Pond , RIC S. BASTASA
  30. 180. On Gambling , Sadiqullah Khan
  31. 181. The Frog And The Dragonfly , Theresa Ann Moore
  32. 182. One Is Evil To Someone. , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  33. 183. Once Upon A Time , Harry J. Couchon Jr
  34. 184. Catch , otteri selvakumar
  35. 185. A Dire Emergency , Herbert Nehrlich
  36. 186. Bride Of Brent , gershon hepner
  37. 187. The Pond , Bill Simmons
  38. 188. From 'The Torment Ii' , Morgan Michaels
  39. 189. The Frog , Is It Poetry
  40. 190. *conspiracy , Abdul Wahab
  41. 191. Haiku # 60 , leonard daranjo
  42. 192. With Me Now Just A Memory , Francis Duggan
  43. 193. Rosebank , Francis Duggan
  44. 194. A Music... , otteri selvakumar
  45. 195. Enemy Of Frog , otteri selvakumar
  46. 196. Fresh Food , otteri selvakumar
  47. 197. Until Death Do Us Disney World , Ima Ryma
  48. 198. Let Me Hear You Sing , Ima Ryma
  49. 199. Female Frog , gajanan mishra
  50. 200. They Have Their Own , Manonton Dalan
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