through the looking glass

head up in the clouds
I watch
cascades of colour
floating up
from nowhere

drowning in sound
I follow
droplets of music
like shimmering
threads in the air

swaying in a breeze
I listen
to the scent of flowers
pinpricks of light
in utter darkness

a ray of sunshine
holds me safe
like a life line
through this
labyrinth of dreams

I am lost
but found
in a sea made up
by my own mind
and cast adrift

perchance to dream
perchance to understand
perchance to gain


on my travels.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

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Woke up with this but parts of it have been going round my head for days.

Two references in there to two English writers…. :-) Plus two references to Greek mythology… :-)


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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyalmost 3 years ago

    theirs the rub, great write

  • Thanks so much Tim. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • mordechai
    mordechaialmost 3 years ago

    Every old hippie remembers seeking this. Beautifully done, and I bet without drugs..

  • LOL Definitely without drugs! :-) Thank you!

    – Sybille Sterk

  • highbeam
    highbeamalmost 3 years ago

    Nothing short of amazing… this writing shall stand the test of time and continue doing jumping jacks long after we stop breathing. Incredible Sybille… I see sparks!

  • Thank you so much Russell. Much, much appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosalmost 3 years ago

    Favourite verbs with a substanced conjugation. Perfect rythm and vision….I can let me go in them to be lost and found like yourself.

  • Thank you so much Rosa. Greatly appreciated. :-) Sorry for the late reply. I am still trying to catch up! xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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    Anna Shawover 2 years ago

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  • Thanks so much Anna, I am so flattered to be in the fab magazine! :-) xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

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