Curious Wonderland

Curious Wonderland

9.03.07. by Lucy Hinton

In this curious wonderland mesh

of All things in a small space

A thousand expressions are painted fresh

on the curved canvas of this face

Dark wings, tangled knots and pointed sticks,

distant sights to nobody knows

Sun rays, strange winds, a smiling heart,

honeycomb and magic tricks

Can these really be the wanderings of a single day

a drift across an archetypal sea

A stroll through the backyard of our human ways

…and through the insides of me?

The Hand of the Life spirals round

sculpting out a human form

until a full circle's drawn in the ground

and we greet the place from where we were born