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Hello Alice girl, won't you take a seat?

Won't you sit?

Won't you rest?

Won't you talk a while with me?

Hello, Alice girl, won't you have some tea?


Oh yes

Of course I am,

I can hardly help it, you see,

I am Mad and I am a Hatter,

And that's the long and short of me.

Hello, Alice girl,

sit a little closer,

if you will.

We shall talk,

and drink our tea,

and soon enough you shall see,

that you have little to fear from a Hatter,

even one as mad as me.

Hello, Alice girl,

what is it you said to me?

Why yes,

Oh my,

that is my hand,

resting upon your knee.

I can't imagine how it got there,

it wasn't from any choice by me.

But it isn't it rather nice there?

It would seem awfully sweet to me,

if perhaps you took my hand,

and we held them together,

while we drink our tea.

Hello, Alice girl, what would you say to a little kiss?

Just a peck,

just a touch,

just a brush upon your cheek

Oh dear!

Oh mercy!

Oh clumsy, clumsy me!

It seems I missed your cheek completely,

and kissed your lips,

ever so fleetly.

How could I have done such a thing?

Hello, Alice girl,

won't you stay a while?

I miss you when you go away,

and I can't see your shining smile.

Yes, Alice girl,

stay a while,

have another cup of tea,

and perhaps we'll even see,

if you could ever find it in your heart,

to love a Hatter as mad as me.
Two updates in one day? Well, okay. Personally, I blame it on looking at bri-chan's Alice/Hatter art. And my own twisted brain and the new original story I'm working on, a rather dark little tale that has a main female character who has a great love for Alice in Wonderland. Please excuse how bad I am at poetry, thanks ever so.

Alice in Wonderland: Not mine, obviously.

(I wasn't entirely sure how to categorize this, never having uploaded poetry before.)

Edit as of April 2009: Hi there, all. Been a bit, hasn't it? Right. So, lately, I've found this poem floating around the 'net a lot, posted at people's myspaces and blogspots and other such places. Which as I've repeated several times, I am entirely fine with. It's flattering. -However-, if you are going to post it elsewhere, please put my screenname somewhere before or after the poem, so that people know its mine. It's just irksome otherwise. Thank you in advance.

Edit as of March 2010: I have a Formspring page now, feel free to ask me questions of any sort, I'll probably answer them: [link]

Update as of May 2013: A lovely fellow who goes by :iconschizopurplia: has made a recording of himself reading this poem. It can be found here: [link] Do go and have a listen.
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tiralover Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh, Hatter.." said Alice,
Her eyes shining like stars
"I don't mind that you're mad.."
"All the best people are."
As art begets art, so it seems that poetry begets poetry.
As soon as we read this poem, we came up with this one in turn.
HappyKonny Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this poem! =)
I recorded it and posted it on soundcloud. I hope it's okay ^^;
Here it is:…
EmmyScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Well, I kind of prefer people ask -before- they do things like this.  But since you did credit me, I'm going to let it slide.  Just for future reference though, you really should ask someone first before you use their work, even if in this case, someone else has already recorded it too, because in that instance the person asked first.

(Just so you know, since it's hard to tell someone's tone from writing, I'm not mad or anything.  Just trying to help you so you know the proper etiquette in the future.)
HappyKonny Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay, I understand.
I really should have ask beforehand. I'm truly sorry.
Mirimoore Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I was thinking of Disney's Mad Hatter and young Alice, For the second half of the poem I was freaking out about pedophilia. xD
LunaBayne Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Photographer
I love this poem you did an amazing job
hersheyhippie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I think that even Tim Burton himself would appreciate this. You did an amazing job, if I do say so myself. I don't know why, but for some reason I always see Alice and the Hatter ending up together. For some reason, hardly anyone else seems to. But this is exactly how I imagine them, Nice job!
EmmyScarlet Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
See, that's why I love places like this. It's where you can realize that: "Hey, I'm not alone, someone else actually thought about this pairing too!"

Also, thank you ^_^
katval1 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist
lanagon39 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
God I love reading this poem. EVERY TIME.
LaurenJade13 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
this is so cute <3
TiaNamikaze Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I loved this, really. :heart:
Cordeiliah Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love: :heart: ^^ :heart: :love
LittleHatCat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Fantastic! :heart:
VampirahLove971 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really nice poem!
aradia430 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
soooooo sweeeeeeet!!
anime-art-freak579 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
sweet! :D
aliceinthematrix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Your poem, I absolutely love --

Your original story idea regarding a 'dark little tale' with a main female character who has a 'great love for Alice in Wonderland' -- brings me a bit of apprehension.

Or, why don't you venture to my account and check out Riley Wingate for yourself to ensure we're not swimming in the same waters? (As mine are copyrighted and trademarked since '02.)

Thanks! And best of luck with your two poems there; save for a few typographical errors, it's really a bang-up work. You should consider publication, since Carroll -is- in the public domain.
EmmyScarlet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Yeah, the novel in question is one I finished ages back (and am in fact editing now for a contest). The whole "Alice" angle was scrapped somewhere around the third draft, I think. The only mentions made of it at all are one saying that it happened to be her favorite children's story.

In point of fact, the finished product ended up taking a lot more inspiration from the myth of Hades and Persephone, among a few other things. So I wouldn't be too worried, if I were you.
aliceinthematrix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011

Which version of the myth, curiously? I was really taken with the original H/P in which she does become Queen of the Underworld. There are many, many reasons why it spoke to me -- and I'm definitely interested regarding how, and in which ways, it spoke to you?

What did the inspiration do to your original story? The Greek myths are often wonderful fuel for modern story-telling ... so long as you don't get someone like Michael Bay involved. ;)

EmmyScarlet Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Oh goodness, I've researched so many aspects and so many version of that myth I couldn't even tell you which spoke to me most. Really, I think it was more the overall story itself. Adding in how Hollywood treats poor Hades (don't get me started on the Percy Jackson movie, or the new Clash of the Titans), despite the fact he was honestly pretty benign for a Greek god, and was -definitely- the most faithful husband (not that there's much of a contest with the Greeks. Oy.)

I don't really want to go into too much detail about the storyline, at least in a public comment. But I will say that it definitely took it in a different direction than I had originally planned for it. Not that I'm complaining, I think it did the novel worlds of good, and helped me find the heart of the book.
minadonnelly Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
this is awesome haha!! i love this.
lanagon39 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
That's a reggie <3
ravenfether10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
OMG! i love it!! good job! i could so see the tim burton hatter saying this!!!! SO CUTE!!!
ThexLovelyxPain Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly wonderful.
orangelover431 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
awwww that was sooo cute. i love it. :)
jadiesu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thats sweet! For a second there I though rape was gonna pop in somewhere. Thank goodness you made it romantic! Lol.
Rani-the-vamp Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Mad Hatter+Alice ftw!!!! I have to look that up now :D I needed some cheering up today, and the story my cuz wrote didn't cheer me up one bit! >sighs<
reallybigducks92 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010   Writer
First of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this poem. It's brilliant! For some reason I can really see Tim Burton's Hatter saying the lines in the first two stanzas...but I digress.

Secondly, I can't believe that idiot would plagiarize your work like this! That's awful, and I'm so sorry to hear it. I hope he gets a taste of his own medicine someday.

Please keep writing! I'm a huge fan and I'd love to see more from you.
KeldrithBladehawk Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010   Writer
impressive. this is just a personal formatting thing though, i would prefer to see it without the double spacing, it makes it too spread out.
EmmyScarlet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
See, and I think without it, the poem looks too smushed in. But again, that's personal preference.
KeldrithBladehawk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Writer
yeah. the thing is, if you double space everything, it starts to feel like you're trying to make it seem like you wrote more than you did. at least that's always how I've felt whenever i try double spacing something.
Hopeannfaith Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
I like! I enjoyed the rambling nervousness and the incredible imagery.

I have linked your piece here [link]

Blessing :floating:
61554 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
awww so cute!
i just loved it
kiraluv7101 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
oh my! this poem is simply mad... that's what makes it so nice! XD
TiaTia1212 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010   Writer
This is amazing because i never actually saw the mad hatter wanting to be with alice but you've put in a whole different point of view.It really is truely amazing!
CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is cute and creepy at the same time...and I like that.

The repetition of "hello, Alice girl" was really effective. Nicely written and good concept too.

wolfie425 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student General Artist
I am in love with this poem! If I were Alice and Hatter really did say that to me my heart would've melted in my chair. I love Hatter! ^-^
ravenfether10 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Me too!! lol he's awsome :D
the-madhattress Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Awesome... just awesome... instant fave!!! :)
DancingSakuraPetal Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Aww so cute! i love it ^^
Waking-Echo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist
Gotta say, I'm impressed.
fukitsu-kuroneko Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Bloody Brilliant!!
I love this.
Totally favin'
For I too am Mad as a Hatter.
KibasGirlyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
This is so sweet. I love it! C:
Deceptaconnotation Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Paints a cute little picture. haha. It seems very fitting to; very unapologetic of his actions and yet not wanting her to be offended, he knows he is what he is.
AutumnCrow Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Yay. It's so mad. I love it. I can really see the scene.
justAfallenANGEL Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009   Writer
this is great.
'tis very beautiful
and flows very nicely.

and you CAN write poetry,
which is so obviously clear.
addictivepoison Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love it! It's oh so strangely sweet_K_
kai5 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
U Dont How Much I Love This :bow:
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