Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cajoling the Fairydiddle

Fairydiddle, elven child with faerie tricks and rogue’s deceit please come out to play so I may see your merry dancing eyes and little twinkling tail as you ferret for the tiny bits dropped from our picnic lunch Advertisements

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Sun-Kissed

Freckles Round, orange Dot my face When the sun sends kisses

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Soldier

What soldier will tell to others the brutal waste of war? A soldier must believe that what was done was right, and good, or else how could they live?  

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Grandfather Sleeping

In the story I said, “The lion purred like a cat,” and all the children purred. In the story I said, “The lion sounded like your grandfather when he’s sleeping.” And all the children snored.

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The Storyteller

Faces looking up, the story unfolds– how peacocks came to be, unending love, the mystery of dancing cranes and the magic of a green maiden– stories, the power of the image, the faces looking up, the eyes far away in … Continue reading

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Nightfall at Sleepy Creek

Night air like black water washes over the trees high above in invisible branches tree frogs sing a raucaous lullabye

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Music in the Mountains

It’s the bow on the fiddle strings and the stomping of the feet it’s slapping of the hambone and the guitar’s rhythm beat   It’s the singer’s lonesome wailing and the backup harmony it’s the picking of the banjo and … Continue reading

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