Winter Wonderland

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die: 
Ever drifting down the stream-
Lingering in the golden gleam-
Life, what is it but a dream?

Lewis Carroll

Snow on yew

Alice frosts pink fairy cakes
And carries them on amber platters
To the party in the tippy-top of yews.
Icing sparkles with snowflakes:
Tea party treats for mad hatters.
Alice pours tea and lets guests choose.
The Red Queen chases drakes.
Feathers fall amid snowy spatters.
The Cheshire Cat grins and chews.
White Rabbit calls “Land sakes!”
The March Hare nods and natters.
Not a few party guests snooze.

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: In addition to getting the holidays in hand, I have a new project. I am now offering Fine Nature Art prints for sale on Society 6. Your purchase would help support Friendly Fairy Tales.

Have a magical weekend!

Warmly, Brenda

31 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland

  1. What you did with the inspiration from Carroll’s quotes, making a lovely story involving the season and characters is truly unbelievable. Excellent word paintings, especially the “tippy top of yews” and the phrasing which begins with “feathers fall…” You are magical, Brenda!


  2. Brenda, I wish you all the very best at Society 6. I have not arrived at that wonderful place in my life yet, but I am SO happy for YOU that you have!! You deserve all the success in the world!! (((HUGS))) Amy


  3. Wonderful poems Brenda, as I’m someone who refers to himself as a Cheshire Cat, this poem is right up my alley! 😉

    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.”
    — Edgar Allan Poe


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