renecloke

Listen close and I will tell, the secret of the wishing well.
The waters in which your pennies fell, have only tiny powers to cast a spell.
But the spark dropped into your deepest mind, and there fresh kindling it will find.
Soon your thoughts will catch fire, with the will to catch your heart’s desire.
- March Hare
The Wishing Well by Rene Cloke 1959

Illustration by Rene Cloke.

(Alice In Wonderland)

“Through all riper years, the simple and loving heart of her childhood: and how she would gather about her other little children, and make their eyes bright and eager with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago: and how she would feel with all their simple sorrows, and find a pleasure in all their simple joys, remembering her own child-life, and the happy summer days.”