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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Fairy Doors

Blog Posted:7/10/2013 7:43:00 AM
The Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor are a series of small doors that are a type of installation art found in the city of Ann Arbor Michigan, USA. The first one appeared in the baseboards of the home of Jonathan and Kathleen Wright in 1993. Subsequently several others were discovered in their home; in the fireplace surround and two in the kitchen. On April 7, 2005 the first was seen in public on the exterior of Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea. Since then, ten more have shown up around Ann Arbor (as well as a "goblin door" parody), and seven of the original "public" doors still exist. [from Wikipedia!]

I think we should all go out & LOOK for Fairy DOORS ;) 

How cool is this?

Folks are even leaving small gifts for the fairies!

We could leave them little poems like from fortune cookies!

There are tours now just to see the fairy doors!!

Maybe I should make a map! Of Poets & we all could visit who ever WANTS a visit?

OH so many ideas to make a happy day, do you have any?

PS MY DOOR is always open

I have joined Air B & B

why not come for the holidays?

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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 6:31:00 AM
    Debbie I know faries don t exist..but if they did..Ow how wonderful that would be : )..Or maybe they do exist?big smiles : ) Lovely doors especially the pink.ust belong to a pink winged fairy : )

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/13/2013 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Must i meant : )
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 9:22:00 PM
    Oh my Debbie after reading your blog the first time, I went on line to a garden supplier and guess what I saw, tiny fairee (thats how they spelt it) doors now looking in my garden to see where I can put one or two or oh my Debbie see what youve done now ...Seren

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 8:26:00 PM
    These are adorable, Debbie, I guess I will always believe in fairies. SuZ

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 6:51:00 PM
    OK something more like the bottom one to put on the base of my maple that faces the street, I think the back would have to curve a wee bit and maybe make the door RED so it shows up!

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 6:45:00 PM
    Oh my none? I will post one more like I'd love SMOOCH!

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 1:01:00 PM
    Debbie, which one of those pictured are you most enamoured with?

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 3:38:00 AM
    Cher - When I was 14, the size of our family doubled because my father remarried. We moved into an enourmous 2-story stone house built before the Civil War...In the master bedroom upstairs there was a tiny door too small for any of us to get through which opened into a small separate attic...We were afraid to try anyway because we thought it might be haunted...To this day that door and what it was for is a mystery - Tim

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 4:24:00 PM
    Debbie, I came across this page and it made me think of your blog post:

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 3:29:00 PM
    I like your idea Su!

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:51:00 AM
    BTW When I studied Philosophy, one of the students set up a global map where we could record our location. It was interesting to see where people hailed from. Maybe PS could consider doing something similar. I have a map on fb where I can see where in the world my friends live. It makes it easier when we correspond - time zones and the like... :-)

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:06:00 AM
    The ones available on line do not compare with the ones pictured here--caveat emptor--this will be fun--but like I said--cold weather project.

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 6:34:00 PM
    I'm sure anything you make the fairies will love I will put it on the maple in my front yard, hmmm, the grape arbor would like one too!

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Cool, the base of an old tree around Lk. Harriet in Mpls. a similar door exists....children have been leaving notes and gifts for over 30 years....someone attends to it, tho i have never seen this person on my early or, late walks! yimmy

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 7/11/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Deb! Got a garden plot this yr!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/10/2013 6:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey there yimmy! how have you been?
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 6:11:00 PM
    I'll make one for you--but give me a while--it's summer! And better than the on line stuff!

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:34:00 PM
    wow you can buy them on line for from 6-32 buckeroos!

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:32:00 PM
    Craig can I pay you to make me a pretty one?

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Oh Francine I WANT one! I'm going to research if they are anywhere else? Since my brain cells are fried from trying to write contest verse with mega antiquated words which if used properly will still be totally UN understandable GAH!

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Well, I've never heard of these Fairy Doors ... yes ... they're cute.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/10/2013 5:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    NO ... Do you have fairies where you live? : D !!
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/10/2013 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    do they have Fairies where you live?
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Cute, and I have a friend who swears that fairies live in her attic.(says she saw them, haha)

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/13/2013 6:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    : )
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 7/10/2013 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your friend has the potential to become a great Souper!! LOL! (with all my respect!)
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 11:55:00 AM
    I love this!!!! And since I did finish carpentry at one time--these are really fun!

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 11:18:00 AM
    these are just adorable, love them. Here on the west coast a few of us make "hobbit houses" from driftwood and shells, thanks for sharing these lovely pictures

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 10:52:00 AM
    Hey Heather be inspired write the fairy a poem! or the owner of the BIG house!

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Years ago I went cross country and back through the Canadian Rockies staying with folks I meet on line! Everyone of them was awesome! I'd love to meet you Su!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 7/11/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Likewise, Debbie!
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 10:38:00 AM
    It is a rather quaint idea. Love it :-) Thanks for sharing, Debbie. It is not likely that I will ever visit the states - more is the pity - as I have many friends there and in neighboring Canada. Perhaps one day when my boat comes in..... Love, Su

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Oh, I love this! It would be so awesome to come across these doors in person. Thanks for sharing!

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