Echoes of Imagination


What if you could, she echoed invitingly …



In my wild erratic fancy

visions come to me of Clancy…

Echoed taunting and  teasing

and an answer came directed in a writing unexpected…

life has pleasures that the townsfolk never know

Clancy’s gone a-droving and she –

she has gone a-droving in the vastness of the scapes

within her mind

Life has pleasure beyond measure as she flitter flutters

chasing portals here and there and everywhere

And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, 
And at night the wond’rous glory of the everlasting stars… 

and she sees the splendour, the wond’rous glory

that vision droving brings –

Steps for Peace

© Raili Tanska

(This post was inspired by Calen’s What if Wednesday and Banjo Patterson’s classic Australian poem, Clancy of the Overflow. Links to both can be found within the beginnings of this post.)

27 thoughts on “Echoes of Imagination

  1. Love Pentatonic but can’t stand ‘Imagine? (a world of mindless zombies if taken to its logical conclusion, though maybe on reflection that would be better than this crazy human race …) However, I followed your link to Clancy of the Overflow and that really got me. Never heard of it before, don’t know why. Thank you!

      1. I think you’ll enjoy it. I think one of our Aussie actors, Jack Thompson recites some of Banjo’s work. He has the perfect voice for it. Not sure if it’s on Youtube, but would be worth having a look.

      2. It was one of the twiddly bits that came with my new laptop. I said “Oh, for goodness sake, why would I want that?”
        Then I tried it out. I love it.

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