Saturday, May 07, 2016

Why Not


what a thorough disappointment
this absence of magic
this mundaneness

Even if they existed
the vampires, the angels
what makes you think
you’d be their darling
and not their victim?

even so... even so...

you know what I mean
I’m talking about real magic
not the stupefying wonder of a
hydromedusa
or the heartbreaking beauty
of Für Elise

how about some faeries, some werewolves
some wish-fulfilling genies
even the ones who trick you
if you’re no expert
at formulating wishes

why are we condemned to dullness
in this miraculous universe?

Isn’t the Universe magical enough for you?
Every single amoeba, every single star?

yes... yes... but...

if there exist such magical things
as cells splitting
into new cells
and helium burning up there
in the sky
why not also portals to other dimensions?
why not time travel?
yes, why not time travel?
why not...


Chick with a Quill turns 9 years old today...


12 comments:

the walking man said...

I be very content in a land of werewolves and faeries, a dragon or two and the mystic magic over the physics magic. Find the portal Vesper and take me with you.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Sometimes life wears us down, dulls our vision. The magic is still there, waiting for fresh, empathic eyes to see it I think.

May the magic be waiting for you around the next corner. :-)

I leave you with the dedication to my newest book:

TO CAMELOT, TO XANADU …
TO THE HOPE THAT ALL OUR DREAM WORLDS WILL COME TRUE …
KNOWING THAT FAERIE LANDS HOLD THEIR DANGERS, TOO.
AS YOU READ, I WILL BE ON THE ROADS TO THEM.
READ AND BRING THEM HOME TO YOU.

Vesper said...

I will, Mark. Promise... ;-)

Thanks, Roland. And that's a fantastic dedication!

Charles Gramlich said...

If such things were, then we wouldn't have all the literature that we've needed to create them.

Vesper said...

Makes sense, Charles. :-) But I wouldn't mind living in those worlds every now and then, physically living I mean not just in my imagination.

Erik Donald France said...

"why are we condemned to dullness
in this miraculous universe?"

Dullness and . . . indifference. That I'll never grok.

I can almost understand why so many people want to go off to war, or live on planet Mars.

Vesper said...

Erik, yes, most people take everything for granted. It breaks my heart. This planet with all that's on it is a miracle, but we couldn't care less...

Magyar said...

So good to see you again, I've missed your posts, Cora, and happy blog-o-birthday!
__Of your mystic post... in each day, new magic finds us. A senryu, when dreams collide and fuse, all things are possible. _m

sage thoughts
realities magic shades
dreams impact







Vesper said...

Thank you so much, Doug! I miss being here and around the blogosphere... I love your senryu... as always your poetry conjures magical images.

Erik Donald France said...

Vesper, just caught this in 'The Irish Times:' '. . .her sense of being alone even among others: “If I could catch the feeling, I would: the feeling of the singing of the real world.”' http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/culture-shock-listen-to-wordsworth-and-don-t-gentrify-emotions-1.2646942

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Why not use this opening as a spearhead into a novel? :)

Vesper said...

Erik, oh, I love that! Thank you for the link! Such an interesting and beautiful article. I'm bookmarking it.

Bernard, yes, I like the idea! :-)