If you go looking for me

If you go looking for me sometime after dark

I’m out with my flashlight, hunting for a snark,

a perfect metaphor for an imperfect poem

so I can bag it briskly and bring it home,

a perfect metaphor, so rare and so apt

that captures the mood, the Magnificat

of the vision splendid I hope to impart,

the perfect, perfect metaphor somewhere in the dark.

16 thoughts on “If you go looking for me

    • inspired by Lewis Carrol’s nonsense poem, ‘THe Hunting of the Snark’ but also by its meaning as ‘an imaginary animal but more specifically in reference to a task or goal elusive or impossible to achieve’

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