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Wonderland – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

VJs Weekly Challenge – Child-Childhood

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“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”  E.B. White

Wonderland

Sonorous BBC radio
concertos and Tom Jones,
mum’s crooners
swallowed by mop tops,
dragonflies and frogs
by the gurgling brook,
Bill and Ben
rocket ships
Dr. Who on the telly,
Who can pee over the wall?
Show me yours Stella,
reading under the blanket,
Lego advent
laughter and tears,
cowboys and Indians,
cricket in the backyard,
5th of November,
birthday cakes,
grazed knees,
worlds beyond the fence
of tigers roaming close by
pirates sneaking
gunslingers and nazis,
cardboard fantasies,
adventures in wonderland.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Imaginary (It isn’t hard to do)

via Daily Prompt: Imaginary

Image is the root word, so imaginary is an image only in the mind, not real.

Some people recount having had an imaginary friend as a child. I never did. However, I did use my imagination in other ways. I had, for a short time, an imaginary place, a jungle. It was simply (on our large block) my father’s overgrown veggie patch where I hunted tigers and lions and camped. I also remember lying on the grass, looking up and seeing all sorts of things in clouds (I still do).

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ is a profound movie. Though dark and confronting, it shows how we use imagination, how the imaginary works, how it can be an insight into our self.

Both Freud and Jung worked positively with the imagination, as with dreams, it is a key or gateway to the inner workings of a person. the imaginary always lilnks to something real, something experienced, something known.

The imaginary fires creativity too, design, art, film making, writing, engineering, play, all use imagination.

In that sense, imaginary may be, on the surface or to the untrained person, not real. But to the insighful and the aware, the imaginary is an insight to the workings of the self and a portal to creativity for all ages.

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