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The Tears Of Things*
AC (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

The Tears Of Things*

Poem By Alison Cassidy

the Mock Turtle sobbed
his eyes full of tears
as he danced to the lobster quadrille

Pooh Bear understood
and Piglet too
though he was a very small animal

Alice found it curiouser and curiouser
and the duchess dug in her sharp chin
'and the moral of that is...'

Mole scrabbled and scrabbled and scratched
and Ratty loved messing about in boats -
just messing about in boats.

Flopsy and Mopsy and cottontail
were good little bunnies
their naughty brother Peter
found the eating of lettuces to be quiet soporific...

...the tears of things*
memories of a happy childhood

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Comments (7)

Allie you knit these fragments of the past together so well. Almost gives them a new quality. And the haunting title takes us to the sadness of their passing for us. But they keep dancing on in this poem and the timelessness of the idea and its effect starts to make itself felt. Very clever. jim
A A Milne has a lot to answer for, thank goodness...
There still thrives in me that prelapsarian state of wonderment; a part of the soul that remains child-like, and what a glorious blessing it is, indeed! It's intact mainly whenever my comedic persona is at the forefront, and certainly always during the Christmas season. As a matter of fact, come to think of it, I never miss Charlie Brown's or Yogi Bear's Christmas cartoons. Anyway, thanks for making me ponder some moments from my mostly happy younger days, Allie. As Frank alluded to, we probably should be writing more from our childhood perspective for posterity. Not a bad idea, to be sure. Warm-heartedly, Greg
A splendid piece, memories that last... well done!
A journey back in time to some wonderful books and stories and characters. Just delightful to sample, a joy to read. Excellent. A lovely reminicence. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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