Friday, March 13, 2015

Fairy-tale Logic by A. E. Stallings

In Memory of Sir Terry Pratchett  (April 28, 1948 - March 12, 2015)
R.I.P. Gentle Author & a moving quote from his Twitter account:

@terryandrob: Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.


Fairy-tale Logic
BY A. E. STALLINGS

Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks:
Gather the chin hairs of a man-eating goat,
Or cross a sulphuric lake in a leaky boat,
Select the prince from a row of identical masks,
Tiptoe up to a dragon where it basks
And snatch its bone; count dust specks, mote by mote,
Or learn the phone directory by rote.
Always it’s impossible what someone asks—

You have to fight magic with magic. You have to believe
That you have something impossible up your sleeve,
The language of snakes, perhaps, an invisible cloak,
An army of ants at your beck, or a lethal joke,
The will to do whatever must be done:
Marry a monster. Hand over your firstborn son.

Source: Poetry (March 2010)

2 comments:

LeLe said...

I am sorry for the pain you experience. At 66 I feel it also. I love your blog - and have read you for years. For awhile I could not gain access, but am so glad to be with you again. Be well.

Marion Lawless said...

LeLe, thank you for your kind words. I am also sorry for your pain. Life is pain, I guess, from birth. I had some blog issues when I began using my IPad, but I think I have them worked out. I appreciate you a lot! ((Hugs)) xo