Paw Dream Mazes
All of the poems in PAW DREAM MAZES have dream/reality connections, animal content, rhymes, rhythms, alliteration, and metaphors. The dreamers include animals, people, and aliens from outer space. A few poems in this book reference COVID-19 experiences.
PAW DREAM MAZES has sonnets, two prayer poems, narrative poems with a lot of action, ten pictures, and twenty-four mazes with content from five maze poems: “Mazes in Dreams,” “Dreams of Rescue,” “Cat Grammar,” “A Hungry Mouse in a Dream Maze,” and “Polydactyl Reality and Dreams.”
Connections to our history are referenced in several poems: “Two Mayflower Dogs,” “A Banished Dog,” and “President Abraham Lincoln’s Pets.”
Three poems have sci-fi content. “Alien Bears in Pairs” has some alien bears that interact with campers, police officers, a bear, and a small dog. “Pawsing Time and Space” has aliens who visit the minds of dreaming animals and a senator on Earth. “Tigurrrs of Space” has many alien tigurrrs that all love to fight for their own personal space. Here are two stanzas from different sections of this sci-fi poem, which is on pages 3-18 of Paw Dream Mazes:
Max and Lily had next-door rooms that were new;
a larger room had been split to make two.
Max had more space and his gain was Lily’s loss;
Max was the brother of the space---ship’s boss.
. . . .
When military planes circled overhead,
they added to the alien tigurrrs’ dread;
the tigurrrs all tried to not make any sound
while preparing their ship as a battleground.
Like the felines in our world, the tigurrrs love their space and always have wanted some extra space. That's why they travelled on a "space---ship," instead of on a "spaceship."
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Dr. Karen Petit is the author of Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, Unhidden Pilgrims, Holidays Amaze, Amazing Holiday Paws, Paw Dream Mazes, and Paw Learning Mazes. She is thankful to God for the many wonderful people and positive aspects of her life.
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