Sorry folks, but I’ve been involved in a what is for me – a major construction project, my computer is often buried in junk as I struggle to build a jungle suitable for mom’s chinese water dragon – a lizard who’s space requirements – come to find out – are wildly disperportionate to  its relitively small size. I had also recieved an E-mail from a small online publisher who isen’t excepting but seems to be sniffing at the bait. I seasoned my work some more and sent it back. This will continue until a deal is made or a restraining order is issued.  

Mean while I managed to complete another fun poem. For those who find it confusing, I’ll state it references the Alice in Wonderland duology – I’ve seen many movies but would really like to read the books –  

You live on a rock you think to be flat,

while the moon laughs above you

like a Cheshire cat.


This is the inside,

but where is the out?

Your world is a small one,

and yet you must shout.

Quickly I race

through the loud repetition

and into a hole

in your own superstition.

Your late,

your late,

for a brief chance encounter

with an odd twist of fate.

Should you

dare to venture

around the next bend,

there just might be something

that will make our heads spin.

Like you, I am tired of rushing about.

It’s time

for that clock

to be turned inside out.

How long must we travel

to see something crazy?

The powers that be,

I feel,

have gone lazy.

Look There!

Wonderland waits

through a hole in the air.

Just a skip

and a jump

through a jabberwock’s lair.

We’ll pledge no allegiance

to hope or despair,

for you are the White Rabbit

and I the March Hare.


You live in a world

full of order and rules.

It’s time you skipped off

to a party with fools.

Hats shall be worn

and tea shall be swallowed.

I’ll bring extra chairs.

Just in case

you are followed.

12 thoughts on “MARCH HARE

  1. Love your poem, and I love Alice in Wonderland too..
    Sounds like you have been busy busy, and Good Luck with the Publishing.. and Love the Rabbit Great Job …. Take care… 🙂

  2. Oooh, that sounds like a great party! Wonderful poem, Rastelly, and its good to hear your voice again. Good luck with everything and come back soon!

  3. rastelly says:

    I may be posting a continuation of Burlap cat or Oscura, If I can get
    a round to it.

  4. Excellent poem, R. Not a big fan of the Alice/Wonderland story, but love the characters and what we can create with them. I have worked on and off with a modern day version of the story. This poem makes me want to slow down a bit…. Thanks for sharing!

    • rastelly says:

      Hey where have you been. Thought you quit. The stories are
      shear crazyness so there is an endless array of ways to interpret
      them. It’s good to see you after such a long time. I’ve decided to
      add a third part to my “Burlap Cat” serial – it will be my next post
      – it was your gravataur that made me choose a cat over lamb for
      the cursed stuffed animal it features – Thanks agin for the visit.

  5. rastelly says:

    Wonder what you’re writen’ about.

  6. Sharmishtha says:

    the illustration is fabulous rebecca; loved the poem. its funny, witty and intelligent.

  7. rastelly says:

    I used a program most people think is for fixing photographs –
    Much like I was able to make some crude cartoons with what
    mother thought was a video presintation program – sometimes
    it pays to investigate every app at your disposal – (in the states
    at least), computers often come with some free programs
    installed – don’t underestimate them 😉

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