ALICE’S Looking Glass

John Tenniels original illustrations -Wikimedia Commons
When Alice went Through the Looking Glass
the room she found looked the same, at first,
as the one she’d left, except for the things
you couldn’t see from the other side:
the cat in the clock’s face, pictures
in their frames, chess pieces alive by the fire;
things facing the mirror looked re-assuringly familiar
but their other sides, looking away from the mirror,
things not caught by the looking glass, were another
story. Talking of stories, Alice found a book with a title
she figured out she could read backwards - Jabberwocky -
but even then she couldn’t make much sense of it.
That’s the way things are in Mirror Land.

John Tenniel’s Jabberwock – Wikimedia Commons

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