Friday, November 21, 2008

Finding Fairies

When winds of March are wakening
The crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near
Some budding little thickets,
A-straightening her golden wings and 
combing out her hair?
She's there!
And when she sees you creeping up
To get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils,
A-playing hide and seek,
And creeps into the tulips till
You can't find where she's hid?
Mine did!
Have you ever, ever come across
A little toadstool elf
A-reading by a firefly lamp
And laughing to himself,
Or a saucy fairy queen upon
Her favourite dragonfly?
So've I!
It's fun to see a fairy flutter 
Off a catkin boat,
And wrap her fairy baby in
A pussy willow coat;
Oh, don't you love the fairies
And their fairy babies, too? I do!

poem by Marjorie Barrows
photos by Willy Ronis


Anonymous said...

The photo with the little boy reminds me one of Doisneau, no ? These pictures are beautiful, so nostalgic. I'm always quite melancholic when i look at them. But it's a pleasant feeling.

Rosie Posie said...

Beautiful photographs and such lovely words, and the two work so well together to create a dreamy atmosphere!! Just wonderful :)


makemoremistakes said...

These are so magical- the photos and the words. It makes me want to go dance outside.

I hope you are well lovely!


agnes said...

those words are just so beautifully written. and i like how you complement them with those wonderful pics, they make this post more exquisite.

btw, you are tagged :)

Shen-Shen said...

That second picture is so cute!

shilvia said...

fascinating poetry!!!and the images that accompanies are oh so lovely!!!