Day 5 is here and it marks the first week of Writing 201: Poetry done! I’m surprised I managed to write poems everyday this week, even when I felt uninspired to do so. I am a novice at this and what I hope to accomplish with this course is to gain more eloquence with my words.
Today’s theme is Map, Ode and Metaphor.
“Whether you choose to write about an actual map, an imaginary one, or just about a particular route that means something special to you, make today’s poem about a space you inhabit (or wish to. Or would rather avoid).”
For this poem, I felt the need to write about my love for faeries and my childlike yearning to visit their world. So if this poem feels a bit more juvenile it is because I was imagining reading it in a children’s book. Enjoy 🙂
The Land of Fae
The road to Fae is quite simple indeed,
It is past the gardens, the rivers and trees.
Once passed the land of In-Between,
you may greet the Faerie Queen.
At first you won’t know where to look,
as to not stare,
No, this is from no book.
Nature flourishes all around,
if you hear bells look to the ground.
There they are!
The faeries and sprites!
Watch their dainty wings
glisten in silver moonlight.
Iridescent in their grace,
They give me a dressing gown
made of Queen Anne’s Lace.
To my surprise,
I am no longer tall.
My wish is finally granted,
I need not leave this place at all.
© 2015 An Offbeat Bluestocking