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"And if my private universe scans right, // So does the verse of galaxies divine ..." - from the poem "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov. In Wonderland, with Alice I would walk and speak with Cheshire Cats and one March Hare, then through the looking glass, a Jabberwock, as Tweedledum and Tweedledee would stare. With Lucy in her diamond-studded sky, newspaper taxis and cellophane flowers, I found myself sharing marshmallow pie with rocking horse people for countless hours. In Narnia, I met the Pevensies a Faun and Lion past the wardrobe door. In Middle Earth I learned of talking trees, and hobbits, dwarves, and elves - brave to the core. Between the lines of lyrics, prose and verse flew rockets in my private universe.

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Date: 10/5/2020 3:17:00 PM
So many exciting worlds to visit in books John, and, we are invited into them. This poem is one of the reasons I so love your writing! It is as creative and unique as your private universe my friend! Congrats, kudos and an elbow bump! May the force be with you!
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Date: 10/5/2020 4:19:00 PM
What a very lovely thing to say Sam. Thank you deeply for your wonderful words of encouragement today, my friend. Elbow bump returned!
Date: 10/4/2020 4:03:00 PM
Hello, John. Cool idea, as always yours are Written to fit so much in, how you wove it, I can't fathom! - It's funny how these stories/series have become cult classics. Probably rightly so, they appeal to our wonder in the unreal. Beatles were blessed to be top of pops during 1970 culture shift. A beaut poem, definitely deserved of its Win. Congratulations!
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Date: 10/4/2020 4:06:00 PM
Thanks Sigrid! The writers I've mentioned all have amazing imaginations, I guess that's just the way my gate swings. Appreciate the comment... enjoy your day. ~ John
Date: 10/4/2020 1:34:00 PM
Fun one John! Congratulations! Linda
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Date: 10/4/2020 2:19:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Linda! Much appreciated.
Date: 10/4/2020 7:54:00 AM
This is my favorite poems for this contest! I too had many private universes made from books, especially as a child, but even now I love being taken away to another place. well penned!
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Date: 10/4/2020 2:18:00 PM
Ah, so many of us writers enjoy the pleasure of a wellzcrafted story! Thanks for the lovely visit, Jeanne.
Date: 10/4/2020 3:21:00 AM
Nicely conceived. Thanks for your entry!
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Date: 10/4/2020 2:16:00 PM
Thank you for another enjoyable contest, Julia, and for the high regard of my entry. Enjoy your day ~ John
Date: 9/22/2020 9:08:00 AM
John, a wonderful creation from great jewels of imagination. Loved it, Belle.
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Date: 9/22/2020 9:24:00 AM
Belle, I'm so grateful for all your kind visits and comments today. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I am drawn to authors with abundant imaginations.
Date: 9/22/2020 6:57:00 AM
Congrats on your winning work. Sara
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Date: 9/22/2020 8:17:00 AM
Thank you for the visit and kind words, Sara!
Date: 9/20/2020 2:41:00 PM
I see you really got into those stories (well, the one was only a song, right?) the metaphor for LSD! What a great tribute to their creative imagery I am curious. Did you read the ones that were novels? I read only Lord of the Rings, the entire trilogy. But the other two I only saw the movies. How about you? (answer in a soupie. Afraid I will forget that I asked and not see your reply here)
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Date: 9/20/2020 4:17:00 PM
Soupie is sent with answer to your Q's. Thanks for all the comments today!
Date: 9/19/2020 11:49:00 AM
This is a gem John, how you have woven , songs, fairy tale stories and films into a magnificent write is awesome I love your style and content of this poem absolutely terrific. Congratulations my friend. Blessings and hugs Jennifer.
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:06:00 PM
Great to hear from you, Jenn, your words are always so friendly and uplifting. Thank you so very much for brightening my day. Keep writing and inspiring!
Date: 9/18/2020 1:48:00 PM
Fantastically woven, for it breathes profoundly well, John, I revel in your elucidation of the involving characters, and wherever did you find that amazing pic for its a telling-tale that further ingratiates your well-spun muse my friend, my compliments indeed for your exemplary placement, Aloha! William
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:05:00 PM
Thank you for the effusive comment of warm wishes, my friend. I formed the pic using 4 separate images obtained online. Enjoy your day!
Date: 9/17/2020 10:40:00 PM
You are well inspired by three great books. ~~
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Date: 9/17/2020 10:55:00 PM
Thank you, Victor. Indeed, the inspiration flows from fabulous writers. Appreciate the visit.