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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.

I'm Waiting!!

Blog Posted:5/27/2014 8:22:00 PM

Thanks Craig

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, a series of what is known as ‘fairy doors’, began popping up around the area in 2005, built into buildings, shops and restaurants and quickly acquired a cult following. Father and children’s book author, Jonathan B. Wright, believed to be behind the installation of  the whimsical tiny portals, is kind of like the Banksy of fairy doors.

One of the fairy doors in Ann Arbor, outside the Peaceable Kingdom store. There’s a miniature replica of the shop behind the door built under the window display, which can also be seen from tiny windows inside the store…

It all began in 1993 when Jonathan was renovating his home and decided to install some fairy doors for his daughters (one in the fireplace and two in the kitchen). You can see the doors he built for them here. Over a decade later, he decided to go public. On April 7, 2005, the first public fairy door appeared outside Sweetwater's Coffee and Tea. Ten days later, the Peaceable Kingdom one appeared.The door at Red Shoes is a near-exact replica of the actual entrance, and inside the store is a small green door similar to the doors found inside the building. Written on the red door outside is Ours 123-4:5683?, which is a take on the real entrance that lists the store hours.

You can buy your own Fairy door but mine was special made for me and can only be seen from the window of the room in which I write. Today I found a fairy sized rake and shovel for 'them' and put down walking stones so they can keep the insides tidy!

Thistledown's Crown

Thistledown wus his name and sometimes he stung, well actually his stem stung. The stinkers gave him a bad name, they did! Handsome wus he. Aye, the ladies loved him. Coming near to his full bushy head of royal purple pomp, thought he smelled good too, they did, bees to his honey.

Summer time was his time, the time to bloom. His thorns served as fairy swords. An', on mass, he an' his guarded the fey's mound. Thistledown kept the cows from trampin' the wee ones. An' the cow plops from offendin' the Royal's wee noses. No hoof falls made treacherous the field's lay.

Suren, he wus sharp this fine boyo. He did 'ave a soft side, a sure sweetness. When fall's goddess Mordron* brought the chill down, he softened. Queen Mab* sent fey to catch his whitened crownin' glory, as each strand, a silken treasure, soft fell and so, Ole Thistle lost his head, for from his crown, and its down, wur made sheets of silken softness for the Tuatha De Danaan's* beds.

*Goddess Mordron/Welsh mythology, Modron ("divine mother")
* Queen Mab of the Fairy
* Tuatha De Danaan pre-Christian gods represented as heroes or fairies.
[Tribes of the goddess Dana]

I am putting out cream for Thistledown I heard he's taken a wife and the fairy mound is near! Hopefully they will like their new home!

Do you believe in fairies????

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  1. Date: 5/31/2014 12:53:00 PM
    It makes me smile when ever I look at it. It was a gift of kindness reminding me that there are folks who care,

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  1. Date: 5/31/2014 12:13:00 PM
    Dear Deb, Perhaps some would consider angels to have some of the qualities of fairies and I do believe in angels. Interesting blog. Hope you enjoy your "Fairy door." Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 5/29/2014 10:02:00 PM
    All those critters are going to miss you even the bad black squirrels! Mikki

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  1. Date: 5/29/2014 9:19:00 PM
    That's a fun looking door! Many believe there are aliens; why not fairies?:) You might have to put Smokey on a diet, he won't be happy though.:( Tough love? Hectic here, Kiwi KNOWS something is afoot. Last week I went out to feed bread to 2 wild geese; one jumped out of the water and stood about 3 feet away from me...I told it that it was very bold, but beautiful. It's all about trust, cause this time had been a first. Have a great weekend and hoping all goes well with you! Love, Mikki

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  1. Date: 5/29/2014 3:28:00 PM
    Suz there's probably more than one way to get the picture here but what I do is post the picture on facebook and copy paste it into the blog space box. Sometimes [I use Explorer] I have to come in through Chrome to get it to work. Hope that helps. IF its online somewhere already you right click to get the JPG ... from PROPERTIES .. copy the jpg..... & click on the little scenery box above the blank space [looks like a mountain with a sky & sun] paste the link where they show you.

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  1. Date: 5/29/2014 1:24:00 AM
    This is adorable, Debbie I love the myths of fairies and mermaids and such. The magic would be gone if I ever saw one.... PS How did you get the picture into your blog????? Any suggestions appreciated.

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  1. Date: 5/28/2014 10:32:00 AM
    UT oh I guess you can still be naïve at 65? [re: Jancarl & Craig]

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  1. Date: 5/28/2014 10:13:00 AM
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your Faerie door! What A wonderful idea! Hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 5/28/2014 12:13:00 AM
    There are many fairies in San Francisco

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/28/2014 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL--I don't think Jancarl is talking about the ones that fly.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/28/2014 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jancarl my son is in San Francisco! Can you get some pictures of the fairy door there?
  1. Date: 5/27/2014 9:31:00 PM
    love it , we have a lot of them here to ( heck you can even buy them pre-made from Regal gifts) I make "hobbit houses" from driftwood and seashells , use a woodburning tool to decorate them, They are adorable

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/28/2014 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have not seen any here yet in CT but I doubt I'm the first. Take pictures Francine!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 5/27/2014 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Soooo glad you're doing better, hon! You've been in my prayers! Mwa!
  1. Date: 5/27/2014 8:31:00 PM
    Fairy door??!! Hey, there is a book out .. several about fairy houses. Verity and I will be building them this summer!!! Hmm... let me see if I can find it.. and what are you waiting for? Your blog is intriguing ... lol... I have to finish judging the contest... I can't seem to stay up anymore. I'm exhausted!! To build a true fairy house, everything must come from nature... stones, twigs, leaves, flowers, acorns, pinecombs, mud, straw, bark, nuts, roots... I love the idea of beach fairy houses using shells and driftwood. Hugs and love... Dee

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 5/28/2014 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It looks great Debbie!
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 5/27/2014 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I will have to get a book on Maine or Connecticut lingo. Rankin' LOL! Your door is lovely (didn't know it was yours!) I was quoting the author of the book ... Tracy Kane.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 5/27/2014 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Craig built it all of wood and they will live inside the tree! The tree is their house now don't you go rankin' on me fairy door!

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