Day 41 – Poetic Fairy
To celebrate World Poetry Day today, I have composed a poem (the first in over a decade!) and tried to keep the words within a vague fairy shape. To make it more clear that the words are written in a deliberate shape, I drew the outline of a fairy in black biro on paper and, after scanning it, super-imposed the text of my poem on top of the image.
Depending on the device you are using, you may not be able to read the text clearly on the image so here is the wording in full:
Peeking between the branches on this fine Spring morning – what is that I can see?
A flash of movement and a tinkle of a bell – what, oh what, could it be?
As I look a bit closer, I see some colourful wings –
These are certainly the most beautiful, intricate things.
Surely, oh surely, it cannot be what I think!
A fairy? For real? Wow – I don’t want to blink!
Will she disappear if I avert my eyes?
Am I imagining this magical surprise?
As she flutters around I cannot help but stare,
This sighting must be so incredibly rare!
Her tiny frame is as delicate as a petal –
As she dances around she is ever so graceful.
Her laughter is as bright as sunshine,
Her hair as silky as spider’s twine,
She looks at me and smiles and I cannot help but join her.
As quick as she came she was gone and I was left to look on in wonder.