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Shona McFee

She lived in a house in a deep dark wood,
Her name was Shona McFee.
When she let down her hair where the oak-tree stood
The mist rolled in from the sea.
It curled and it twirled and enfolded itself round
The remarkable Shona McFee.

She walked up the hill where the snow leopards stalked
The indomitable Shona McFee.
The animals came and they walked where she walked,
How I wish they could have been me.
She turned right round and embraced every one,
For she was loving, was Shona McFee.

As night stooped down she came down too,
The delectable Shona McFee.
She lit a fire by her hut and she clapped with her shoe,
Come, little creatures to me!
And the owls and the bats and the forest’s deer
Came dashing to Shona McFee.

In a town not far from the deep dark wood,
I dreamt of Shona McFee.
She lets down her hair in romantic mood,
And the startled animals flee.
She walks and she walks and her heart beats fast,
Come hither, Shona McFee!

In a town not far from the deep dark wood,
I lie dreaming of Shona McFee.
I hear her steps step on the stippled grey road.
And know she is coming to me.
I run downstairs and throw open the door,
To no sign of Shona McFee.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 12/16/2010 10:07:00 AM
Fantastic write dear poet ! May Shona McFee engulf your dreams ! This write sure will mine Sir ! Great poetry here. much love, james
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Date: 12/15/2010 8:32:00 PM
Hey, Paul, this is just wonderful. It reminds me of another poem, a classic one that uses this same meter, but I totally forgot the poem I am thinking of. It's a very famous one. Love the meter of this one and the romantic and magical mood. Delightful!
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Date: 12/15/2010 10:46:00 AM
Hi Paul. Thanks for your comment especially as it brought me to this great write. Love the way it is almost a mantra. Cheers, Eamon
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Date: 12/14/2010 2:03:00 PM
Wonderful pen picture and caricature of Shon a Mcfee you have drawn, Paul
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Date: 12/14/2010 8:19:00 AM
Hey Paul ..welcome to Premium Membership.. now u will be able to join many other poets with sponsoring contests and the blogging scene.. enjoy the ride with luv..
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