Ten Found Thoughts
Time tumbled in snow white beds, tables ready for everything.
Tininess of children echoed through forests, a parlour of whispers.
Outside we hear surprises, crystal streams bubbling in the sea.
A flower growing within a bottle, tied contently to water.
They moved house: knives, forks and spoons, and their winter.
Baby buggies and stony chimneys, all dusty as old rugs.
Long nights put out fires without fear of catching cold.
No laughing faces, no merry peals make an awful noise.
Twin houses, one with climbing vines, one none at all.
A house so lonely; cold, dark windows where she sat.
Text Found remixed from Friendly Fairies by Johnny Gruelle © 1919
Illustration also by Johnny Gruelle
Written for dVerse Poets: “Ten by Ten” prompt