Friday, November 25

Look And Listen?

Fairies, fragile winged, fast-flying,
brilliantly outshine the lights
reflected by the sparkling dew-drops
left on blossoms overnight.

Pollen-laden stamens glisten,
surrounded by the glowing gems
of velvet flowers' scented mantles
swirling crenelated hems.

Gladly, bees collect this treasure,
toiling morning until night;
but fairies, far too busy playing,  
gambol to their heart’s delight.

If you listen, still and silent,
you may hear their tinkling tones,
see the showers of golden sun-motes
as fairies frolic while bees drone.

Chelsea Bednar's design, which I used for In Tandem, immediately made me think of this poem I wrote for my great niece, when she was much younger than she is now! Thanks, Chelsea!

15 comments:

  1. smiles...what a fanciful write jinkys and some beautiful imagery and flow as well...i bet she loved it

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  2. I'm not sure that was a very good lesson for your young great niece, having the fairies "gambol[ing] to their heart’s delight." Where was this poem taking place anyway, Las Vegas? She could have been corrupted by--

    Oh. Gambol. Sorry.

    SIlly me.

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  3. If you listen, still and silent,
    you may hear their tinkling tones

    very sweet

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  4. HIJinks,

    I would love to post this if you had a link to Facebook....

    ever yours
    Dennis

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  5. I like the images of fairies and flowers and bees.

    A delightful painting ~

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  6. very descriptive, great imagery

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  7. I wonder what fairies taste like...?

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  8. Such lovely images have been created in my mind from your delightful words! Thank you!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. I do see what you mean about the two pictures having similar colors but with totally different looks.

    Nice poem for your great niece. I wonder if the fairies eat the honey that the bees work so hard to produce. I think I am more like a fairy and put off working like a bee until tomorrow. I need to change to be more like a bee. Maybe tomorrow.

    Thanks for joining us in this weeks Theme Thursday. Beautiful Tomorrow take on the theme. Hope to see you next Thursday again.

    God bless.

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  10. beautiful ....those fairies sure are magical x

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  11. Wonderful trip into the land of the fanciful!

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  12. What a beautiful image and words to go with. Thank You!

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  13. Wonderful image and words. I am sure that your niece treasures them!

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