A Wonderland

Through your eyes of sweet folly,

I found, on a summer holiday,

A wonderland!

A whirlpool of magical delights!

In the bird nests, lo! Mint candies!

French nougat and jelly babies in oyster shells!

Hanging from the branches of the olive tree,

Strands of spaghetti!

In the singing brook, enticing chocolate wafers!

When, at the seaside, you laughed heartily

Amused that the sand tickled your toes,

 Wildly happy that the waves licked your skin

And, with joy you yelled,

I discovered a man-child,

Yielding, warm, whimsical,

Aspiring to impossible dreams!

 With one finger, you drew castles in the sand

Painted with seawater our picture on a banana leaf

 Ordering the sun not to set

 Time to suspend its flight!

You weaved seaweeds in my hair

BedeckingA kind Word. seashells in the gray strands

Claiming they were golden threads

And, I was the Queen of Arabian Nights!

 –  Anita Bacha –


2 thoughts on “A Wonderland

    • Thank you very much Mr. Sharma! I am glad to see that you find delight in my write ups ! I was considering to give up writing, when suddenly I was inspired by the charm and innocence of a young man( young because he is much younger than me)to hold the pen again and to convey to him and to all my readers, the joy of having someone in your life!


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