Daydreaming

 

A red lucky moving hand Japanese cat

Looks insistently at a Westerner with a hat

The street barbecue floats in fat

The teachers gave a talk to a random Matt

A handsome Korean on an Alvar Aalto chair sat

Another daydreaming session in a café

With my pet the rainbow bat

The letters of a faded, burnt postcard

Rotate with fervor in a mental hospital ward

Imaginary friends eat a bowlful of lard

The emperor’s castle collapsed and killed the bard

The foundations of this fantasy story are hard

Covered in milk the lamp seems a tart

I am stuck in a corner; I am Alice in love with a leopard

At the counter full of cakes there is a clown

The odd collection of teaspoons fell down

The construction worker, the nurse, the guard are all sound

But the sofas, the fluorescent walls, the plants are bound

Are chained to my notebook while they drown

In the room there is a single crown

The queen lost, the plot was written by my hound.

5 thoughts on “Daydreaming

  1. Hi Fragilistic, I have just read your poem three times because it is simply enthralling, quite seriously. Poetry really is the closest thing to the beating of a heart here — words that pulse to the eyes of the poet and let *us* see through the lenses that capture each image. I’ve now read it a fourth time and imagined the shutter of a camera at the end of each line. Marvelous.

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  2. The images are so vivid and blend so coherently. You have such instinct for opening the camera lens, letting the reader imagine as the shutter closes and opens. The final lines are, to follow your rhyme — profound:

    The construction worker, the nurse, the guard are all sound

    But the sofas, the fluorescent walls, the plants are bound

    Are chained to my notebook while they drown

    In the room there is a single crown

    The queen lost, the plot was written by my hound.

    🙂

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