The Power of Fantasy"

Ahmed Radi

Once upon a time
There was a Disney Land
And a land of Peter Cottontail
A wonderful space of fairytales
Of Ali Baba and Sinbad
Of the Little Mermaid and other Chinese tales.

In that distant place of marvels
There was a sleeping beauty,
Surrounded by butterflies,
Who enjoyed honey and fruit of all kinds.

Children from all over the world
Shared in the feast
By playing hymns and singing songs.
Until dawn.
With these gentle rhythms
The father put the child to
Covered her with a multicoloured quilt
And left her with her dreams.

Postcolonial OV Morocco Literature A. Radi

Last modified: 31 May 2001