"Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?" ~Later, towards the end~ Alice asks, "Hatter, why is a raven like a writing desk?" Mad Hatter: "I haven't the slightest idea." Then Alice disappears back home.* So why is a raven like a writing desk? Ravens symbolizes death and to me Writing symbolizes freedom. But when you think about it ravens fly-- come and go as they please. Writers feel like that when they write at a writing desk-- come and go as they please. So maybe there's the answer... Ravens are free, and a writing desk is a place to be free. But maybe a raven is also like a writing desk because most good poems deal with some type of grief, or joy...Every good poet deals with issues with life and the grief that comes with death. Every great writer has troubles-- look at; Edger Allen Poe, Dylan Thomas, and Emily Dickerson, just to name a few. Edger often wrote of ravens and drank, Dylan also drank, and Emily was afraid to go outside. We all have troubles, but only a certain amount of people can write about them in poetry and make the words be so beautiful. So maybe in the movie there was no answer, but it all seems to random to have no answer. So here's my answer: Freedom and Troubles, Ravens have/deal with both as well as a writer at a writing desk. Do you know why a raven is like a writing desk?
copyright; McNally Inc. 2010 6/28 Nina McNally not a poem, just thoughts.