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Author Name: FreeSavanahB 27 Comments
Date Added: August 09, 2004 20:08:30 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Fairy Dance

The Fairy Dance

I staggered home late one eve,
The moon and stars shone bright
When on night’s breath came floating,
Joyous music soft and light

Sweet magnet tune drew me on,
Weaving an enchanting spell
I felt not tearing bramble hands
As crescendos rose and fell

Man’s mind could scarce comprehend,
What I’d happened on by chance
I viewed with awe and childlike wonder
The fairy’s Harvest Dance

The magic music throbbed sweet tempo,
Dancing in firelight fairies flew
A floating square dance, Do-Si-Do,
They bobbed, bowed then formed anew,

The little fairy band played on
Reed flutes and nut shell drums
They were standing on a bandbox,
Of woven autumn mums

Seated round the fire on pebbles,
Sat little gown clad fairy maids
Wooed and courted by tiny fey men,
To ‘come and dance’ they bade

Wide eyed I gaped at banquet tables,
Spread with linen pressed and fine
Platters heavy with dewdrop pudding,
Star shine cake and moonbeam wine

On tiny carved ivory thrones,
Draped in gossamer folds
Reigned the king and queen of Fairies,
Clasping scepters made of gold

One lovely little fire haired lady
Flowers twining in her hair
Neath a mushroom’s spreading cap
Forlorn was hiding there

What could cause this small maid’s weeping
Lashes wet with pained emotion
Her little tear stained gaze did follow
A winged prince with such devotion

The little prince broke off his dancing
Took flight up to the band
A haunting tune sprung from the bandbox
Magic piping learned from Pan

On loves swift wing the prince he flew
Straight for the toadstool cap
Bowed and sat down on an acorn
Took the maid onto his lap

Smiling sweetly, the little lovely
Wiped her eyes upon her sleeve
Shamed to witness private moments
I turned to take my leave

With ragged breath held tight I crept
From the eerie misty vale
Oh, what a wondrous tale I’ll have
When next I hoisted ale!
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeMarian Mason on May 11, 2007 08:30:47 PM Report
Savanah I have just been revisiting all my favorite poems I have of yours and a couple of years down the line they are still as enchanting as ever - the sign of excellent poetry methinks

Marian

Comment By: FreeRobert Neal on November 15, 2005 01:09:10 AM Report
"Up the airy mountain ... down the rushy glen. We daren't go a-hunting ... for fear of little men.
Good folk, wee folk ... trouping all together. Green jacket, Red cap ... and White owl's feather" This is the opening to "The Fairies" by William Allingham which is a favorite of mine and one I read often to my daughter which I am sure helped spawn her love of poetry. You have captured the fairy world in wondrous detail and this is a delight to read and read again.
Comment By: FreeW on April 8, 2005 01:19:44 AM Report
Oh wow. I've read some fantasy poetry, but this is awsome. Takes my breath away. Despite my being male. :-) Please keep writing! ~W~
Comment By: Freecrying wolfe on March 18, 2005 03:25:29 PM Report
This is brilliant work....I know it is a few months old of a poem, but I was curious to read it because fairies have tweaked my interest...the other night I had a dream of angels and fairies...let me tell you, it was a busy dream lol...I have yet been able to put it into words...angels I am familiar with but know little of fairy work...you did an outstanding job at painting me a vivid picture...and congrats on the ribbon....

Wolfe...
Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on March 15, 2005 06:25:01 PM Report
WOW! Simply stunning write Savanah. Enchanting. *S* Wind Whisperer
Comment By: FreeLady Literary on February 26, 2005 11:51:37 PM Report

Comment By: FreeRobert E. Richards on February 21, 2005 06:35:53 PM Report
Savanah
What a sweet poem of fantisy, your use of words and phrases in it cunjer up all sorts of pictures. I felt I was there dancing with them. I LOVE IT.
Robert E Richards
Comment By: PremiumLindaM on November 21, 2004 04:04:23 PM Report
Marvelous job transporting the reader
to a magical and mystical place.
Comment By: FreeLady Literary on October 17, 2004 01:38:07 AM Report
I can close my eyes and picture myself in the dance. Wonderful!
Lisa
Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on October 2, 2004 06:03:07 PM Report
Another deserving ribbon winner. I'm interested in fairy stories myself (by which I mean real stories about real people who claim to have seen fairies, although I like fairy stories too) so I really enjoyed this poem, with your wonderful descriptions of the festivities. I liked the way you injected a little romantic adventure into it too. Very good.
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 11, 2004 07:21:21 AM Report
OH....THANK YOU,for this bit of magic,Savanah...Just wonderful stuff.I'm listening to some light and easy jazz,in my headphones,as I read this...You WHAIL,BABY!!!
Comment By: on September 2, 2004 12:49:08 AM Report
What a storyteller you are Savanah!!! I LOVE this piece,faeries are a favorite of mine =o)..Congratulations on a TERRIFIC write..*Bravo*

~Tracie~
Comment By: FreeBOB on September 1, 2004 01:03:33 PM Report
Fantastic poem (hey , aren`t Fairies related to Leprechauns and Dragons?)Congratulations on the Blue, Savanah, Bob :)
Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on August 31, 2004 09:19:06 AM Report
Oh wonderful poem fairlady, you did just wonderful with this, and It is truely deserving of the of the blue ribbon.
Comment By: FreeSue Tancheff on August 30, 2004 10:12:39 PM Report
A fabulous piece of writing here Savanah and such a well deserved award.

Take care.......Sue
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on August 30, 2004 10:09:18 PM Report
A lovely piece indeed. Congrats on the blue.

Sharon Jorcil-James
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on August 30, 2004 03:40:43 PM Report
Oh, SavanahB~!!! First reading this delicious poem, I felt that it was well WORTHY of a Blue Ribbon Award~!! I am smiling, and pleased that it has been recognized~! Good for you~!!
I love the work...
Margaret...the old bag lady, who has a cart of Fae~!
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on August 30, 2004 05:17:54 AM Report
WOW! What a lovely story! I come from Fairy country in the Highlands of Scotland!
Well deserved win!
Comment By: FreeMarian Mason on August 30, 2004 04:51:58 AM Report
What a magnificent story teller you are. This is a poem that I wanted to go on and on -just like reading a good book. Brilliant SavanahB into my favourites methinks,
Excellent you well deserve your Blue Ribbon my friend
Marian
Comment By: Freejoia on August 30, 2004 01:48:19 AM Report
The little lady mouse under the mushroom shall have a bright new blue dress for the next square dance and wow them all..the prince will be a gonner....Congratulations on the blue...such a delight...joia
Comment By: FreeRichard Johnson on August 30, 2004 12:00:21 AM Report
Congratulations Savanah, this is a very cool write.
Thunder Wolf
Comment By: FreeGay Johnson on August 29, 2004 10:40:11 PM Report
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. super Write.
Gentle Dove
Comment By: Freejoia on August 13, 2004 07:56:43 PM Report
This goes to the head of my favorites, each line exquisite. I was led by each word through magic, and well the happy ending. I would buy the tankard to hear more of your Irish tales. joia
Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on August 10, 2004 01:23:17 PM Report
SavanahB~*....This is so mesmerizingly WONDERFUL~! It was sheer pleasure to read this incredible write~ You are quite an artist with words, my friend, and I am in awe of this greatly crafted piece~! The mystical being my favorite, I am afraid that I shall have to snatch it for my Favorites, once again~!!!
BRAVO....it is rich and SUPER~!!
Margaret...the old bag lady, with a bag of little wisps~!
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on August 10, 2004 05:49:59 AM Report
This is awesome Savanah...delightfully descriptive...it has a spell of it's own.

I love this poem!!! =))

~Barbara~
Comment By: FreeGay Johnson on August 9, 2004 09:27:01 PM Report
Savanah, this is a fantastic write. I was captivated throughout.
Gentle Dove
Comment By: Freeerma todd on August 9, 2004 08:53:22 PM Report
Fantastic it's just beautiful lady where did you get an idea for this. It should be in a childrens book. I am going to read it to my grandchildren and put it into my favorites..love Erma




 


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