I wandered through a portal

Into a second world

Of tangerine trees

And marmalade skies

Not knowing how

To find my way back

I stopped to have

Some tea and pastries

Using my pleasant detour

As an excuse to ask for directions.

The party at which I was present

Had many and motley attendees

Of sundry species

One dafter than the other. 

Each one’s stature and girth

Rose and fell according to mood. 

Some introduced themselves as

Calliope, Clio, Erato, and Euterpe,

Each of whom gave me a  cup

From which I drank my sweet  fill.   

Now lately I sit here lonely

Upon my cushion so pale and grey

And attempt to re trace the directions

To the world I did visit that day. 

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15 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like a “lucy in the sky with diamonds” trip. The joy you found there makes me think of the old Chinese story of the person who found a way through a path to the peach blossom village, where everything was just so, where the person swore they would go back, but when they finally tried to find the path, they couldn’t (or it disappeared?) In any case, good writing, Larry.

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    1. larry trasciatti says:

      Thanks Lisa .As far as the Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds connection, considering the Beatles have been by very favorites for as long as I can remember that must be quite spontaneous by now. The Chinese story has many other variations. I’ve heard and ready many tales of idyllic worlds which, once relinquished, can never be retrieved.

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