Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the ninety-second poem in this series. This week’s piece welcomes back Sandy Hartman.
Fantasy For Bedtime
Let’s fly away to fancy’s end
We’ll be free in secret worlds that never be
We’ll find the wilds that dance in whimsy’s chance
Out there where no one knows
And no one dares to go
Come fly away with just ourselves
Through plum fluffed boughs and parfait clouds
Come ride on a wish and dragonfly’s wings
Then soar on a breeze over tangerine seas
We’ll leave behind old thoughts that scheme
In plans and dreams of important things
There’s Somewhere Else in yonder lands
Past shining strands and cinnamon sands
Let’s leave our troubles
We’ll trade for bubbles
And follow in dreams of fairy dust beams
We’ll sail through fortune’s whispers
And fly and dive through rainbow sighs
We’ll wander ’round the wonders
Of moon butter pies
We’ll gather all the stars in thistle down jars
Way beyond the twinkles that light up in the skies
At last we’ll come to snuggle
In a comet tail’s ruffles
We’ll sleep in lacy bowers
And feather down showers
We’ll drift away on shimmering gleams
Way out there in Saturn’s rings
c. 9/13 Sandy Hartman
When Sandy submitted this poem she said…
I have finally wrestled this poem to the page. One of the most difficult I have ever done. If any poets out there wish a change and a challenge, let them tackle a Fantasia… mind you, not a fantasy! The word combinations, varied beat yet synchronization of rhythm, and the four-dimensional thought play are a real treat for the dedicated word puzzler. I wish there were more out there. Surely someone out there has another Jabberwocky or Green Eggs and Ham bouncing about in their brain pan.
It was delightful. Thank you, Sandy.
Sandy is a retired public school teacher at the high school and junior high levels, a member of Pen Women of America, Moxy Laureate for www.Moxywomen.com and the creator of the site www.eonwriter.com.
Her poetry is published in several journals and three poems placed first in various contests.
She does not self-publish, her hubris in creating www.eonwriter.com, she says, is quite enough.
Sandy’s had the good fortune to travel to several countries in Asia and lived for a time in Saigon, Vietnam and Vientiane, Laos during the war. She is most of all, a visionary poet, as you can well see by her site.
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