dusk arising

The owl and the faerie craic



 

 

 



When sky of night
is deep lush velvet blue
and ribbons of pale cotton cloud do play
over silver radiance of moon,
then.......

.      .........I look to the faeries dancing,
.              through the myste on the meadow greene,
.              in their sleek befeathered hats .. and win-ged slippers fine.
.              How deft they frolic upon tip of toe into a slide of motion,
.              a murmuration, of such grace-ful syn-capation.
.              All to the trill of a piper's whistle, as multi faceted wings,
.              in romance to the light of moon, cast a myriad of rythmic
.              rainbow reflected jewels upon.....
.                                         the mystey meadow greene.

An owlish hoot then breaks the night
distracting line of sight
and turning back
for my eyes delight
gone is that faerie craic

.        ........Now if upon a one-night such,
.               as i described for thee,
.               thou catchest sight of such faerie joy
.               ignore that damned owl in it's tree.

Comments9

  • Doggerel Dave

    Olde worlde fairey fun. Got me in.
    Owls, supposedly wise, can be a pain in the buttocks at times....might be a moral there somewhere....

    Dave

    • dusk arising

      It was an owl invented something that has saved more airmen's lives than any one else. Of course the have to bale out near a church so they can be assured to get a 'parish hoot'.... OMG that was bad.

      • Doggerel Dave

        Now It's my turn to hint at the need for clarification, Dusk :-)

        Dave

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      • Goldfinch60

        Those faeries dancing can bring such delight to us all but if we look away they are gone.

        Andy

        • dusk arising

          Precisely. But they're there you know.

          • Goldfinch60

            They surely are.

          • orchidee

            Good write Dusk.

            • dusk arising

              What an excellent thing to say Orchidee. Thank you so much.

              • orchidee

                Well, all is 'fine' all round then! lol.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Ha ha - - a murmuration of frolicking faeries - not that is sight to behold my friend. Love the tin whistle and am smiling big here.

                • dusk arising

                  Pleased to read this made you smile my friend..... do you have owls?

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Owls in the nearby woods and great to hear them in season dear Dusk but I do not keep anything bigger than a few quails as pets on my bit of garden.

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                  • L. B. Mek

                    'All to the trill of a piper's whistle, as multi faceted wings,
                    . in romance to the light of moon, cast a myriad of rythmic
                    . rainbow reflected jewels upon.....
                    . the mystey meadow greene.'
                    brilliantly vivid, a great read my friend

                    • dusk arising

                      Thank you very much. So many frolics in my mind whilst we are all on lockdown.

                    • Neville



                      this is nothing less than magick .. and in my book .. a whole lot more ....

                      • dusk arising

                        Oh i used to follow her cookery course Madge Ickk. She must have had a magic cooker cos my stuff never turned out like hers. Glad u enjoyed it.

                      • Jerry Reynolds

                        The "Watcher at the gates" can be ruthless.
                        Love the poem.

                        • dusk arising

                          And an owl can be a killjoy..... esp if you are a nocturnal rodent (said he, preening his whiskers).

                        • FredPeyer

                          Great poem, d a! In Hawaii we don't have faeries, but we have Menehune!
                          These are little people who live in the forest. Never saw one though!

                          • dusk arising

                            Never heard of them before your mention. So i went to google for some images.... very strange looking beasties. Quite different to our faeries ..see:- https://rayhemachandra.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/good-faeries.jpg

                            I only see these in my minds eye.

                          • Sam Wolf

                            an amazing tale
                            and message
                            enjoyed the music...

                            • dusk arising

                              Pleased you enjoyed this and thank you.



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