Faerie Song


Come away dear heart.
What? You don’t trust me.
But I’ve come with you in mind.
In the foreign melody alarmingly familiar,
in the joy of your childhood,
in the beat of your woman's heart,
in the scent of possibilities born in the spring,
in the delight of summer's readiness,
I have come.

I have songs to caress your ears,
and dances to teach only to you.
Question my intentions? 
You are a smart one.
But let me ask you,
what is it you want to matter?
What is it you want for that matter?

You want music.
I have it.
You want words.
I have those too.
You want to taste every bit of beauty there is,
like a greedy child, heedless of the ache to come.
I have that too.
You want love?
Of course, but you knew the answer to that, didn't you?

I can’t promise you won’t go mad first.
But I can promise to do my best to keep the ache far away,
for as long as inhumanly possible.
And revel with you as your eyes and ears open
to the miracles hiding in plain sight.
What do you say?
Care to dance?




20 comments:

  1. This is really lovely. Fairies as creatures of mischief and beauty. It's very floaty and fun. Loved it. :-)

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    1. Oh yes, people like to forget the mischief aspect too. But its always there.

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  2. So dancing (& maybe going a little crazy) & I love that miracles hide in plain sight... doing a waltz now (definitely nooo Latin American with this, a spinning waltz methinks) :)

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    1. *nods* A lot of spinning and twirling indeed.

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  3. This reminds me of the fairy songs in Terry Pratchett's book--Lord and Ladies--"inhumanly possible" is a very good way to describe it all--and a fire in the head--thanks, Kestril, for playing along with this truth-seeking (or hiding) poem. k.

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    1. I have been told I need to read more those! I've only read a bit of the Discworld series, but so far I loved everything I picked up. A hard back copy of Hogfather is one of the most prized books in my collection.

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  4. Fairies! We want what they can give so much, but we must be careful of their gifts. Beautiful reminder!

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    1. Oh yes. Many aren't as forthcoming as this one seems to be!

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  5. I love this from the beginning phrase--the sense of how strong the beckoning of that other world can be--which freely admits it is dangerous, yet holds every fantasy fulfilled.

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    1. It does beckons despite the danger, and you already need to be half mad to follow it along anyway. Though I suppose if you're half mad, might as well go the rest of the way!

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  6. Ah, this is magical! The faerie offers the invitation, if only we take the dare and experience the breadth of all life has to offer. The dangers are there to teach us! Loved this, all its imagery and fascination... and thanks for stopping by my blog! Amy

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    1. Yes indeed, sometimes when we face the danger we can learn quite a bit. Thanks for reading!

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  7. Rommy, this is a chant and summoning married to a song.

    Love the word choices "for as long as inhumanly possible", and all the other lines from the last stanza make the brain turn and consider...

    There is so much music in this poem; it makes the soul dance.

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    1. The musicality was a happy accident I was pleased to hear when I read it aloud. :)

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  8. Beautiful! Is that a Leanan Sidhe talking?

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    1. Yes, that's what I was going for in tone :)

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