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The Fairies

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This is a poem I wrote in high school for lit class.  Also one titled "pictures", one "Carolyn" -whom I later married, and one titled "The Devil's Bargain".

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The Fairies

When you hear the whippoorwill
and cricket on the window sill.
When tree frogs chirp their merry song
you know then it wont be long
until the fairies play

When sunlight fades to softest hue, 
and flowers bathe in dew,
and Sleepyheads in Sandman’s care
retire in magic, nightly air.

They dance and sing ‘til break of dawn.
In forests, glens, on children’s lawn,
and as the sunlight floods the hills,
their song will fade ‘til all is still.
The fairies go away.

© Jul 2011 Charles Henderson

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  1. Date: 4/16/2010 4:22:00 PM
    fairies are almost like angels & butterflies put into also makes me think of small children, they are a peaceful part of life, more than we know.wonderful write(: -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 4/13/2010 2:01:00 PM
    Great write..Very descriptive and expressive...Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 4/11/2010 8:53:00 AM
    Oh! THAT'S GOOD! I had forgotten about the sandman. "Whippoorwill" is such as romantic bird name. The sounds of crickets, frogs on a crisp clear night brightend by twinkling stars reminds me of sleeping at the cabin. Forest, glens and childrens lawn ...(big breathy sniff) I can smell the freshness and feel the dew in the air. VERY VERY PLEASING.

  1. Date: 4/11/2010 12:59:00 AM
    This is wonderful, great childrens poetry. Great imagery, an all round fun poem, great work.