Artisan, Dreamer, Writer

Fairy Fancy

Imagine the mystery of a Fairy. Imagine the hearts of those that believe in them. Imagine…

Other than nursery rhymes, a more relevant exposure to Fairies came from my sister-in-law Kristi. She spoke of them as real creatures living in the ivy that surrounds a beautifully aged oak tree in her back yard. From time to time I would secretly place a miniature Fairy statue or tiny furniture piece just outside her back door, hoping she would think the fair folk were up to their mischief. At the time, I didn’t actually believe…just up to my own brand of mischief.

Four years later…not only do I believe in Fairies, I write about them, look to the moon for luck, and know that crystals are an intricate part of the world’s balance. I discovered my inner Witch, and enjoy the mystery of the unknown.

Here is a keepsake book that I made for Kristi. It is a poem written for her, adorned with paper crafting, and accompanied by a few quotes. Notes follow each picture. Let me know your thoughts.

Cover and dedication. The Peter Pan quote was written by J.M. Barrie in 1904. Barrie, a dramatist and novelist died in 1937. (click on each image to enlarge as needed)

Rose Amy Fyleman (1877-1957) was an English writer and poet, noted for work on The Fairy Folk, for children.

Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was an English scholar and poet, best known for his cycle of poems A Shoeshine Lad. Click HERE to see his poem in full.

Robert Montgomery Bird (1806-1854) was an American novelist, playwright, and physician. Click HERE to read Robert Bird’s poem The Fairy Folk.

Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918) was an American writer and poet remembered for a short poem titled Trees. The above excerpt is from In Fairyland.

Magorie Barrows (1892-1983) was an American magazine editor, book compiler, and author. Here is an interesting VIDEO and, of course, her poem Finding Fairies. The final page displays a quote by Rose Fyleman.

Imagine the mystery of a fairy. Imagine the hearts of those that believe in them. Imagine…

Credits: allpoetry, poetrynook, poetry-archive, themagiconions, goodreads.

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