Apr '14 18

Preparations. Photo by Robert Rath from over here at Robert's website.

I slipped into a cool virtual rabbit hole today. I came across poet John Gallaher who posted some poems by another poet, Alfred Starr Hamilton.

Today's poem (including rhymes and word transitions) is modelled closely on Hamilton's wonderful 'Cinderella' (which you can read if you scroll down to Gallaher's post dated Saturday March 23, 2013).

It looks fairly simple, but in fact it was quite challenging to find a useful combination of compound words and rhymes while maintaining a surrealist feel.

Snow White

after 'Cinderella' by Alfred Starr Hamilton

were you ever a little skylark
out in the dark
not too tiny a skylark
but a little skylark
and the way was dark

were you ever a little skylark
out in the sky
not a big sky
but a little sky
and the way was dark

and you had your light with you
not too big a light
but a little light
and your name was Snow White

wonderfully you were invited
to marry a prince
not too proud a prince
but a perfect prince
and you had your light with you

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Robert says:

    *This is simply delightful! Love it :-) xo

  2. Alison says:

    *Oh Jen, this is SO beautiful! This AND yesterday's one (which I've only just read) but this especially. Really amazing. xx

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  4. Jen says:

    *Thanks Robert! xoxo

  5. Jen says:

    *Thanks so much Alison. Hope you're having fun. xoxo

  6. Jen says:

    *Thank you Susie! xo

  7. Russ says:

    *Absolutely lovely stuff Jen, so well done. And, alerted by Alison, I just realised I hadn't read yesterday's so corrected my oversight - I agree, also great. Plus Robert's photographs just blow me away.

  8. Jen says:

    *Thank you Russ. Yes, there's a fabulous selection of photos to choose from. :-)

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