September 2nd, 2015

Autumn Acrostic

Fire Maiden: Fire Maiden

A BOAT beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July —
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear —
Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream —
Lingering in the golden gleam —
Life, what is it but a dream?



Lewis Carroll - Alice Pleasance Liddell

Answer for question 4498.

If you could ask one question about the future and be assured of receiving a truthful answer, what question would you ask? What would you hope to hear as the answer?
I probably wouldn't want to know as events have a habit of being a self-fulfilling prophecy.