A Bow To Lewis Carroll

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United  (Posted by Rommy)
Weekly Scribblings #7 – This is a tribute
For this week’s scribblings, I’d like you to to think about the word “tribute”. You can make your word offering a straightforward tribute to a person, place, or thing you admire, or simply incorporate the idea of tribute in any way you see fit.

Lewis Carroll’s imagination
knew no bounds. From children’s
tales, to riddles, to quizzes,
he could keep you enthralled
far from reality, clues hidden.

Did you go looking for the snark?
Did you find your search in vain?
Alice grew tall, and then so small,
Cheshire Cat appeared and vanished,
but don’t let it tax your brain.

Jabberwocky’s nonsense words
taught a whole new language.
The Walrus and The Carpenter
showed greed and naivetè of
oysters who were eaten in a flourish.

The brilliance of Lewis Carroll
has always fascinated me.
When I need a break from life
I open a book of Carroll’s work.
Soon I’m with Hare and Hatter having tea.


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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10 Responses to A Bow To Lewis Carroll

  1. Oh, what a delight to read this re-creation. I love Lewis Carroll too, having been introduced to him in early childhood.


  2. Helen says:

    Stories that transport us are magic indeed! Happy Weekend, Sara.


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    Love this!💝 I have long been a fan of Carroll’s work 🙂 so this poem resonates strongly.


  4. Mike Bayles says:

    I really like this poem, Sarah.


  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Great tribute to a quirky writer!


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