Deep in the fairy forest as the moon began to seep
I watched wisps, of morning summer laughter.
Soft sounds of innocence as buttercups kissed,
And butterflies shimmered around a toadstool.
Centre stage for a fairy dance.
My blue eyes glistened, as my fair hair itched.
Her footsteps silent summer, golden silk
The ringlets of her hair, fluttered in the air.
Her tunic was copper green flowing to a
Toad-stool stalk, as she danced to the forests flittering cry.
Spinning dandelions, sent pearl snow
Shimmering silver as the spirit of a breeze whispered kisses.
Beneath her feet the ladybirds and ants circled.
She turned on a reel in a whirl like a winded leaf.
Her eyes softest green sparkled raindrops
Crying for the forests love.
I watched, wanting to spin round and round
In a whirligig, giggling and spinning my eyeballs spun.
Hard callous hands parted green, as footsteps
Interrupted an eloquence so sweet.
Something else stirred, as I caught another pair of eyes.
A wandering wolf, white with yellow snarling teeth,
It growled, as a Fairy Queen tried to tame the beast.
Folding inside my self a frightened flower
I watched the battle for the fairy dance.
The wolf screamed and clawed, as the fairy
Clung to this dancing beast.
Her magic whispers spoon a silver rhyme
That silenced a morning wail.
She brought joy to the frightened forest.
The leaves laughed, and I took my legs
And the world in my pocket saying hello
To my seven summers, leaving echoes
Of forest that ripple. A glitter of gold
Still shimmer in my mind.
Roberta Francis @