A Snarkey-Barkey Place

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Camera FLASH!  (posted by Kerry)

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Reginald Southey Lewis Carroll (1857) Fair Use

Come trip with me, flee,
my undernourished friends.
Now I know you are weary
-teary of being underground–
let me expound. I speak
of a snarkey-barkey place
where no one fits, yet
everyone fits. Split
from this black and white
dungeon, and I will introduce
you to hues you’ve never
dreamed of seeing–peablue,
walrus-white, and ostrange.
Can you imagine? Why, cats
disappear, caterpillars smoke
a substance geared to form
words, and a white rabbit
who looks at a pocket
watch out of habit. Come
trip with me, flee, whilst
you still have the bones
to do it.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to A Snarkey-Barkey Place

  1. Love the conclusion…. fleeing on bones still in existence

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  2. Brendan says:

    Colors one can only dream — “peablue, / walrus-white, and ostrange” — how fitting, how wild. Can we imagine? shall we? Lovely.

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  3. Kerry O'Connor says:

    What a colourful invitation to adventure.

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  4. wildchild47 says:

    Delightful and delicious! I would accept this invitation to dance above/below, especially with a colour like ostrange – brilliant word play! This was such a great way to just romp about 🙂

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  5. “I speak
    of a snarkey-barkey place
    where no one fits, yet
    everyone fits.”

    Oh I love how you put such stark truth in those lines. Great writing!

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  6. hypercryptical says:

    I would love to come too – I still have the bones!
    Love the fast adventurous pace of your words and the clever close.
    Anna :o]

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    ‘and I will introduce you to hues you’ve never dreamed of seeing–peablue, walrus-white, and ostrange.’… sigh… to imagine those would be so wonderful!💞

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