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Dance of the White Horse
by L. G. Figgins
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"...when logic and proportion have fallen soggy dead and the white knight is chasing caterpillars and the dreams dissolve in your head, go ask Alice..."

~Jefferson Airplane

Dreams are necessity-
these pale lovers of the mind,
wild-maned wonders,
are pure hope in rocky canyons of need
and spring up in flowered greed
from the landscape,
logic and proportion guilty by-standers
between passions

We never fell from grace,
it remained a part of us
when we flew innocent and blind into the stars,
being abandoned by the gods who set us free,
then we plunged to earth, our wings afire,
clinging to each other in our pain
becoming creators of stumbling beauty
in search of love unborn, still unborn


(c) Linda Gayton 2006


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Reviewed by Kate Burnside
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! This belts me right between the eyes, and then some! Grace Slick is some scary lady but she is part of my teenage heritage and her tremulous "White Rabbit" still gives me the goosebumps... BUT THIS!!! Quintessential poetry at its best, showing tons and telling nothing but the inexpressible truth expressed in the most alluring of elipses... Grace is gonna have to do a version of this Maverick... a beauty, thank you... move over Bugs! :)) LOL Kate... am keeping to enjoy this ride again and again... TY xx
Reviewed by A. Santo
"We never fell from grace,
it remained a part of us"
Oh so true. We were born from Grace. And so many people forget that Grace and Mercy follow us...its up to us to acknowledge it. Great poem... :)
Reviewed by Nicoletta Poulakida (Reader)
Hi Linda
I very much liked your poem, especially the opening lines and the first two verses of the second stanza - well written, will read more.
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
So very beautiful, indeed. R
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
Dearest Lin,
A glorious wonder of wild-maned wonders you have created!
Inspired and superb!
A magical beginning you've given us ~ Thank you!
"...becoming creators of stumbling beauty
in search of love unborn, still unborn.."
~~~~~~ "We never fell from grace,
it remained a part of us"~~~~~~~~~~ Brilliant reminder!
Love & joy despite life's pain, Suzie :-D
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
WOWSERS! Beautiful language, well-structured. One of your best.
Reviewed by A PAX
You have such a great style

are pure hope in rocky canyons of need
and spring up in flowered greed
from the landscape,
logic and proportion guilty by-standers
between passions

you rock lin!
pax A
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Beautiful write!
Reviewed by Dale Clark
This is a profound and powerful piece.
Really outstanding!
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
Lots of thought and depth within these lines.
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega
One of my most favorite songs. Interesting miss-quotation. What are logic and proportion anyway? Don't remember much of those from my childhood, Seems I have allways lived my life in search of a love yet unborn. What a wonderful write! Pierre.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Wow! Outstanding Lin! This is beautifully nostalgic, and i agree with Richard , some truly exquisite lines!Kudo's!

Reviewed by Sherry Heim
You have taken the tale of "White Rabbit" to yet another dimension, Linda, it has evolved into something not only more, but something that now makes more sense. Bitchen write, Linda.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
The white rabbit took me away in those immortal years. The most fun and the dangers were there for the mortals. Your verse sent me back too and I loved the visit.
Thank you!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Now this does bring me flashbacks of times when love and peace truly meant the hope of the future, so many hopes and dreams were built and fell in the years when the music created the politics of our times.

Reviewed by richard cederberg
Dreams as pale lovers of the mind was exceptional poetic imagery.
"Becoming creators of stumbling beauty" brings so much into perspective about all mens bumbling attempts at being relevant.

Wondrous pen
So beautiful
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
You speak volumes with few words.

'Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall' Love the plane. It soared higher than the Starship.

Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*
Wow Linda, this is an exceptional piece of writing! Not a line, or even a word, wasted. The message is colourful and powerful.

Love & Light,

Reviewed by Linda Luna (Reader)
Exquisite mix of myth and emotion - capturing the human dreamscape.
Will savor over and over and share this one. I think one of your best - you are a gifted poet.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Beautifully created and expressed, Lin. Thank you for sharing this exquisite gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by L. Figgins
Author's note: My apologies to Paul Kanter for miss-quoting the lyrics of "White Rabbit". Time has a way of distorting memory. A lesson to you children--proofread before posting...

Reviewed by Michelle Mills
Linda this is cool, cool, COOL. I love the reference to "Go Ask Alice" too. Brought back some memories! Michelle
Reviewed by Martin Hebert
~~Linda~~beautiful, emotional poem~~

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderful and creative write!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Peter Paton
A gorgeous poem of raw emotional and romantic power, and how so very true..
Fortune favors the brave, and we should always give our very best in pursuit of our dreams and aspirations...
Sensational pen !
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