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Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland

Plump-cheeked and bow-lipped, the stalwart mother sits reading,
corseted in her close-kept role, gathering the feminine
for like to like is drawn, bosom-pressed, Alice sits lazing.

Straight-laced, as the time, the stripped couch holds her life's calling
falsely framed in pleated revere, smacking of each hidden sin
plump-cheeked and bow-lipped, the stalwart mother sits reading.

Her voice denies the rigid caste of ill thought mothering
a doll's denied its little mother's arms and long lost grin
for like to like is drawn, bosom-pressed, Alice sits lazing.

All of nature calls to her but Mother seeks quiet's staging
as wilder spirits and untamed flowers wilt beneath her chin.
Plump-cheeked and bow-lipped, the stalwart mother sits reading

There'll be no romp, no rabbit chase, no rash beheading,
just Mother dear and only here within this room again.
Plump-cheeked and bow-lipped, the stalwart mother sits reading
for like to like is drawn, bosom-pressed, Alice sits lazing.

 
Painting Alice in Wonderland by George Dunlap Leslie 

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:23:00 PM
    I saw this painting somewhere on this site, and yes the poem is a very accurate description. My picture was more modern with the girl in her own room, reading something herself, kind in kind, or as you said like to like, but your words, go great with the picture, really good work.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:20:00 PM
    A very interesting Villanelle yet again, that requires more research. I didn't know leaving comments involved homework. Nice poem.

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:33:00 AM
    A complex story framed...nice!

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Nice poem.

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Hey, Sis, it is just because I'm being obsessive (lol) about MY poem, this time. Can you take a gander at the last 4-5 lines of Bait, 1986, I like the wording, but --in your opinion--what do you think of the spacing, those last lines, I mean. I like the odd way I've spaced the rest... I think you'll see the intentions... but something feels very off in the last stanza. I do like the wording (though I'm always open to ideas, better word choices) ... any ideas? Break up more? Make another verse??

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 2:26:00 AM
    hi my sweetheart angel Debbie ...enjoyed your write...very amazing..congratulation <3 (y) luv and hugs Suki :)

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 11:04:00 AM
    This had me hooked. I quite enjoyed how you ended this piece. Very vivid details & expressions here.

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 8:49:00 PM
    Oh man, good on you! No glazing here, no wax... only a keen eye. Yes and yes and yes... but we both know what this means, hmm? Like I've said, we've said, damn the torpedos, write with vigor and truth. Betwixt the two of us though, Bet, I am hoping I'm, ahem, wrong ;-) Deserves a gold, makes mine look like soggy pudding!!! Mwaw! xox

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 3:55:00 AM
    In my opinion, you did a marvelous job on this... One day I will learn enough about it and gather enough nerve to attempt one... Kudos, dear... Jake

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 7:46:00 PM
    You did a great job here, both in content and in structure, winning wishes Debbie,and thank you for your kind support on my poetry, your help is always much appreciated love xxx

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Intresting poem, I notice you have not followed the Terzanelle form in the last Stanza. Is there a reason for this?

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    Date: 12/12/2013 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yeah duh Richard, lol, j/k.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    duh...YES it's a villanelle
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 6/2/2013 10:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Richard I will check on that! ASAP
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:33:00 PM
    lovely write, Debs, will have to check out this pic. Thanks - great contest : )

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 1:24:00 PM
    I LIKEY ME DOT!