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Oh, Those Fairies! - Magpie 270

























© 2015 Shers Gallagher --ex-Renaissance Fairy 

Where dusty paths 
and rain-thirst clouds
leave grit in hair and teeth,
the fairies 
with their fluted bows
spring forth 
with flittering feet.
Tipping and tapping,
they brookle their laughing
on wee frowny faces -
on each crooked smile they greet.
Catch them! Catch them! 
Each sparkle of light
that zips in flight,
leaving contrails from tree to tree.

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Comments

  1. This is a fun poem. The harder consonants and the rhyme pattern give it this wonderful, rocky but bounding rhythm.

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  2. Lots of nice phrases here. I've never heard the word "brookle."

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  3. Strong imagery... Especially the thought and feel of "grit" in the "teeth"...

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  4. I love this:
    "they brookle their laughing
    on wee frowny faces"

    And that zinger of a closing line. I have to say, I can't help but replace "contrails" with "entrails" though. :)

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  5. Delightfully musical.

    This would have described the fire flies in the valley last night. I will think of your poem as I watch them tonight.

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  6. Like a giant standing in the domestic airspace !

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  7. They sure know how to live don't they!

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