I’m constantly running across snippits of my mom’s writing, and getting to read them again is almost like having her with me. She loved fairies, brownies, elves, and everything fey. Today I thought I’d share one of her poems with you. Enjoy!
Some Fairy Folk
They take a fairy shower in the early morning dew
And dry upon the sunbeams just the way we’d like to do.
Then they take a bit of rainbow and drape it here and there
For the loveliest fairy gown you’d see ‘most anywhere.
Some dragonflies so green of hue join the fairies two-by-two
As they flit and soar and dip and dive, quite the gayest sight alive.
The lady bugs so polka-dot bright, join in this ethereal flight
While down below the brownies dance with frogs and toads
And just by chance, if you should be so quiet and still
You might see them do the Brownie Quadrille.
As the fairies light softly on the moist green ground
They join the brownies and go dancing ’round.
‘Til finally, midst laughter and jubilation, the time has come
For this celebration of fairy folk to stop while.
But they’ll be back to make us smile
If only in our imagination.
— Hazel Pender